Let’s catch us both up on some happenings from the past two days:
• Anyone got a pretzel?
Multiple reports have Edson Buddle en route to Germany to sign a deal with Bundesliga 2 side FC Ingolstadt. Quite an American contingent has recently traipsed through the Bavarian side.
Former Revolution defender Amaechi Igwe is currently at the club while Freddy Adu recently trained there. (Sure seems to this writer that the Adu trial just helped grease up the Buddle move as they share the same agent.)
Buddle will get a chance to save the relegation-teetering squad from dropping, pick up some dollars in the process and maybe catch a few eyes. Will be interesting to see the deal terms and length on this one as here was a Galaxy spokesperson comment on December 16th of last year:
“Bruce Arena expects to sign Edson Buddle to a new contract to be with team in 2011.” So this could be a short-term, keep the team up thing with Buddle returning in the summer? Just our one cent here.
Galaxy must find some redundancy up top beyond signing Juan Pablo Angel if they are going to make their Cup chase happen in earnest this year.
And, this sort of sets the value on US strikers. Robbie Findley to Nottingham Forest, the second division in England while his World Cup striker counterpart goes to the second division in the Bundesliga.
• Becks spurned
Sky Sports reporting that insurance issues put the kibosh on a David Beckham loan to Tottenham Hotspur.
Nevertheless everyone’s favorite England midfielder is expected to train with the club for a month.
This is better news for the Galaxy I guess.
• ‘Pool – United
Ken Daglish takes over the reins from Roy Hodgson for Liverpool when they play in just about half an hour here at Old Trafford.