Edson Buddle Speaker Profile
Edson Buddle Biography
Edson Buddle was born May 21, 1981 in New Rochelle, New Yorkand is an American soccer playerwho currently plays for Los Angeles Galaxy in Major League Soccer. He was namedafter the famous Brazilian player Pel
On June 13, 2007, Buddle was traded to the Los Angeles Galaxy for TyroneMarshall. He scored in his first game against Real Salt Lake.
Buddle was not expected to be a starting striker as the 2008MLS season began, as the Galaxy already had three attacking forwards in CarlosRuiz, Landon Donovan and Alan Gordon. In spite of this, Buddle became aprominent striker on the Los Angeles Galaxy offense in 2007, filling in for theinjured Guatemalan striker Carlos Ruiz or when Landon Donovan and Ruiz wereabsent while on international duty for the United States and Guatemalarespectively.
He scored two hat tricks during his first season in LosAngeles: one in Week 8 against FC Dallas and one in Week 12 against the SanJose Earthquakes, winning the MLS Player of the Week in both weeks. After hissecond hat trick, teammate David Beckham commented, Edson is anindividual who is getting better at the game. He's proved that tonight.After scoring his ninth goal against the Columbus Crew on June 22, 2008, coachRuud Gullit said he had become a true professional and that he wasvery pleased with him. ESPN's Andrea Canales noted that Buddle hadonce suffered from a reputation of being maddeningly lazy at times,giving up on passes that didn't fall in his striking-sweet zone, but thathe had improved due to guidance from Beckham and an improved self-confidence ashe scored more goals. MLS Extratime's Shep Messing said, I don't thinkthere's a better tandem up top than Landon Donovan and Edson Buddle...Theycomplement each other. They don't take away each other's space, making itbetter for each other.
Although he may have been a promising player for the United States nationalteam, Buddle's injuries have made it difficult for him to break into the squad.He has figured for the U-20 and U-23 teams, playing in the 2001 World YouthChampionship. Buddle earned his first senior team cap on March 29, 2003, in afriendly against Venezuela, but would not see the field for the U.S. again forseven years. On May 11, 2010, he was named to the preliminary squad of theUnited States national team for the 2010 World Cup, and on May 25, started in a4-2 friendly loss to the Czech Republic. On May 26, 2010, Buddle was named tothe US National Team bound for the 2010 World Cup. After his selection to thesquad, Buddle contributed two first-half goals in a friendly match versusAustralia on June 5, 2010.
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