Los Angeles Galaxy Ins and Outs, Dec. 17, 2010

Edson Buddle gives it the ol' English try

LA Galaxy forward Edson Buddle was on trial with Blues of Premier League side Birmingham City. However, Los Angeles Galaxy manager Bruce Arena fancied the chances of signing Buddle to a new deal.

"We expect to sign Edson to a new contract,” Arena told’s ExtraTime Radio on Thursday.

And it's been there, trialed that for the American Pelé. The 29-year-old New York City-area native had serious interest from Norwegian side Frerikstad FK in 2006 while with Toronto FC. Buddle is expected to return to the States on Dec. 22.

With the Galaxy landing Juan Pablo Ángel's rights, the possibility of Ángel and Buddle lining up as forwards could be a strong possibility, Arena notes.

“We would anticipate Edson signing a new deal and I would have no problem playing those two players (Buddle and Ángel) together,” he told the show’s hosts. “I don&rs...

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