BUDDLE TO TRIAL AT EVERTON
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BRIAN SCIARETTA - Monday, January 16, 2012
Over the weekend agent Richard Motzkin confirmed via twitter that his client, Edson Buddle, would trial this week with Everton.

Buddle, 30, is still under contract with 2.Bundesliga club Ingolstadt but he was dismissed from the team in December presumably to find a new club.

Buddle has seen increased time with the US national team since 2010 when he surprisingly made the World Cup team after a terrific start to the MLS season that year with Los Angeles.

The New Rochelle, New York native has represented the United States national team 10 times and he has three goals. He scored the opening goal in the team's final game of 2011 in a 3-2 win over Slovenia.

Prior to moving to Europe to play for Ingolstadt, Buddle played for Columbus Crew, New York Red Bulls, Toronto FC, and the LA Galaxy. In his MLS career he has scored 90 goals.
venicebeachbull
Thursday January 19, 2012 1:23 am
Any news on this?
Alex
Tuesday January 17, 2012 8:28 pm
Good Luck to Edson! I am thrilled that American field players are now getting looks even on the wrong side of 30. If EB succeeds this will open doors for other Americans.

Next year, Moyes should just cut through all of the preliminaries and borrow the entire LA Galaxy for eight weeks. Give his guys a rest. The Galaxy already come with blue uniforms so that would mean Everton could part with less of their scarce cash :)
ICEMANofALFRED
Tuesday January 17, 2012 2:54 pm
Sorry Mike but Landon HAS A CONTRACT with MLS so if Everton want him beyond his loan agreement it is the League not Landycakes that would have to be persuaded ... and based on past experience they'd ask a pretty penny for him... more than Moyes's board would likely be willing or able to pony up.
However... Edson is a proven goal scorer and that score against Slovenia certainly didn't hurt his chances of finding a new club. He's not going to cost all that much so they likely can sign him if they wish to do so... but that is the question here... do they? I'd say they have little to lose and since he has a pedigree and a history of scoring pretty much everywhere he's been so far... and again is likely not going to break the bank, is a good risk in the short run, so I hope they offer him the gig.
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Mike E.
Monday January 16, 2012 9:53 pm
David Moyes, you ae a slick one. Get Buddle in, sign him, and start him, and maybe Landon signs, too? You're Satan, David!
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