Confirming the pre-Christmas rumors, the Galaxy today signed 39-year-old former Chelsea veteran Carlos Cudicini from Tottenham Hotspur, where the 39-year-old was apparently edged out by the likes of the even older Brad Friedel (among others).
“We are delighted to be able to add Carlo Cudicini to our roster,” Galaxy head coach and general manager Bruce Arena said. “Carlo is an experienced and accomplished goalkeeper who we believe will be a great addition to our team and our defensive unit.”
Slightly curious move for a club habitually close to the salary cap, but you got the feeling the club can’t fully rely upon Josh Saunders (perhaps for more than one reason).
Cudicini hasn’t played a league game for Spurs in over a year and has played sparingly in recent years. Could he handle a full MLS season?
Notable: The two-time EPL champion with Chelsea was the club’s 2002 Player of the Year
Let’s hope the Galaxy have written into his contract that motorcycle riding is banned; he missed most of the 2009-2010 season after falling off his bike.
He still has to pass a medical for the Galaxy.