Posted: Fri December 14, 2012 5:44PM; Updated: Fri December 14, 2012 5:44PM

Galaxy trade USMNT strike Buddle to Rapids

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Edson Buddle
Edson Buddle appeared in the 2010 World Cup for the U.S.
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COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) -- The LA Galaxy traded forward Edson Buddle to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for a first-round supplemental draft pick in 2013 and allocation money.

Buddle is a World Cup veteran with 93 career goals in Major League Soccer. He appeared in two matches for the U.S. at the FIFA World Cup in 2010, when he was the runner-up for the MLS Golden Boot

Buddle started his MLS career in 2001 in Columbus, where he played for five seasons. He also played for the New York Red Bulls in 2006, Toronto FC in 2007 and with the Galaxy from 2007-10 and in 2012. In 2011, he played for FC Ingolstadt of the German second division.

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