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Galaxy adds Cudicini in goal
January 1st, 2013 11:17PM

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[MLS TRANSACTIONS] Looking to improve its goalkeeping position, the MLS champion Los Angeles Galaxy signed 39-year-old Italian Carlo Cudicini on a free transfer from Tottenham Hotspur.

Cudicini has spent the majority of his career as a backup keeper, first at Chelsea behind Petr Cech and more recently at Spurs behind Heurelho Gomes, Brad Friedel and now Hugo Lloris.

He moved to England in 2000 and was Chelsea's starting keeper until Cech's arrival in 2004.

“We are delighted to be able to add Carlo Cudicini to our roster,” Galaxy head coach and general manager Bruce Arena said in a statement. “Carlo is an experienced and accomplished goalkeeper who we believe will be a great addition to our team and our defensive unit.”
 
Last year's starting keeper, Josh Saunders, has not been re-signed for 2013. The Galaxy re-signed backup Brian Perk and added Will Hesmer in the Re-Entry Draft.



4 comments
  1. Gak Foodsource
    commented on: January 2, 2013 at 11:06 a.m.
    This is an awful signing for MLS, even more so if he is getting DP money. A 39 yr old lifetime backup European castaway in a position we actually know how to produce? My issue isnt really his age, or even his skill level ( I wouldnt recommend MLS sign Buffon i they could). it is the fact that we are going to pay a European castaway 6-7 figures instead of a giving a chance to a young American prospect we could develop. And Cudiccini wont sell jerseys or increase attendence or improve the notoriety of our league - three requirements for DP signings. Why wouldn't you give that roster spot to a young goalie and try to flip him to Europe and collect a transfer fee in a few years? MLS can't keep signing 40 year old foreign imports, it is going to kill youth development.

  1. Luis Arreola
    commented on: January 2, 2013 at 2:06 p.m.
    100% agree!!!

  1. Luis Arreola
    commented on: January 2, 2013 at 2:08 p.m.
    MLS must force its teams to give their Homegrowns minutes on top teams or else this will only get worse.

  1. Albert Harris
    commented on: January 2, 2013 at 4:50 p.m.
    Got to admit I don't understand this except to have an experienced backup on the bench. However, before we completely lose it, let's find out how much he's actually being paid. I can't imagine him getting DP money. If so, somebody should fall on his sword in the front office.


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