An American on the way . . . ?

U.S. national team striker Edson Buddle’s agent confirmed on Monday that the player is currently on trial at West Ham. The 30-year-old Buddle is currently plying his trade at 2-Bundesliga side Ingolstadt although he appears to be surplus requirements at a club looking to reduce its payroll. He is the German’s club leading scorer this season with 6 goals in 16 games and is a strong, mobile striker for the American national team. I remember watching Buddle come through the ranks of our local MLS team, the Columbus Crew, although he didn’t really blossom until he moved to the LA Galaxy in 2008. It’ll be interesting to see if he is signed on and how he’ll fit into a crowded striker situation at West Ham. With Sam Baldock out with an injury, West Ham is down to three first team strikers so Buddle may be able to provide some depth to what has been an underwhelming strike force, aside from Carlton Cole.

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~ by ar_sage on December 22, 2011.

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