Galaxy trade reserve goalkeeper Gaudette to Red Bulls, sign UCLA product Rowe

The Galaxy announced today the club had sent goalkeeper Bill Gaudette to the New York Red Bulls in exchange for the club’s second round pick in the 2014 MLS Supplemental Draft.

In his place the Galaxy signed UCLA product Brian Rowe, 23, an MLS Pool goalkeeper.

Rowe was selected by Chivas USA in the second round of the 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft before signing a contact as a MLS pool goalkeeper assigned to teams as in emergency situations as needed.

The Eugene, Ore., native briefly trained with the Galaxy in May, serving as a backup goalkeeper in two MLS games and appearing in several reserve games.

Formerly with the Columbus Crew, Gaudette, 30, played in three regular season games after signing in February in the wake of a preseason trial with the club. The Galaxy had an 0-2-1 record with Gaudette between the posts, while he compiled a 1.33 goals against average.

“Bill is an experienced goalkeeper in American soccer and MLS,” said Red Bulls General Manager and Sporting Director Erik Soler. “He will provide quality competition and guidance for our two young goalkeepers and we are excited to bring him to New York.”

The Galaxy play the Timbers in Portland Saturday in a nationally televised 8 p.m. game. on the NBC Sports Network.

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