The Colorado Rapids had mentioned shortly after Friday’s Re-Entry Draft that they weren’t done making deals. Turns out they weren’t kidding around.
The Colorado Rapids have acquired forward Edson Buddle in a trade with the LA Galaxy. The Galaxy will get in return some allocation money and a first round 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft pick.
Buddle didn’t catch on as well as some would have thought in 2012 when he returned to the Galaxy from playing overseas. Moving a little East will be a nice change in scenery for Buddle. The 31-year old will join forces up front with Omar Cummings. That should be a good partnership as long as both stay healthy.
Colorado didn’t appear to have to part ways with much to get Buddle, which makes this move pretty a good one. Buddle made less than Conor Casey did in 2012 in terms of money against the salary cap, so this is a win-win kind of move for the Rapids.
This will be Buddle’s fifth team in MLS, as he made previous stops in Columbus, Toronto and New York.