• Tuesday Aug 06, 2013

    LA Galaxy inks Panama GK Penedo to pact

    CARSON, California -- The LA Galaxy announced Monday that it signed Panamanian international goalkeeper Jaime Penedo on a free transfer. In July, he helped Panama to a spot in the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup final, where it lost 1-0 to the United States.

    Penedo began his club career in Panama with Plaza Amador before joining Arabe Unido, who he helped lead to the Apertura and Clausura titles in 2004. After two years in Europe, playing in Italy for Cagliari and in Spain for Ossauna, Penedo returned to Central America, joining Guatemala’s Municipal in 2007. He spent the last six years with the Guatemala City-based club, winning two Clausura titles (2008 and 2010) and two Apertura titles (2009 and 2011), while appearing in more than 150 games. The Rojos qualified for the CONCACAF Champions League four times during his tenure. 

    Additionally, the 31-year-old has made 89 appearances with Panama since starting his international career in 2003. With Penedo in goal, the Panamanians reached the final of the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup, only to fall on penalties to the United States. Eight years later, he led Panama back to the confederation’s final. In both editions of the competition, Penedo was named the top goalkeeper.

    Penedo, who also won the 2009 UNCAF Nations Cup championship, will be eligible to make his debut on Wednesday in the Guinness International Champions Cup’s third place match when the Galaxy face AC Milan at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

    LA will open play in its fourth straight Champions League against visiting Cartagines on August 20 at StubHub Stadium.

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