Buddle makes Galaxy return

The Los Angeles Galaxy announced Wednesday that it has signed Edson Buddle on a free transfer after the American striker spent one season in Germany with FC Ingolstadt.

Buddle previously featured for the Galaxy from 2007-2010, notching 42 goals in 87 regular season games over that stretch.

"I am thrilled to be able to return to MLS and a club that has meant so much to me in my career," Buddle said. "When I left for Germany last winter, I said that I hoped to be able to one day return to the Galaxy and help lead the club to an MLS Cup championship. That day is today and I look forward to the challenges that now lie ahead."

Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena was spoke about his club's new coup, stating that he is excited to be reunited with the 30-year-old.

"We're really excited to have Edson re-joining the L.A. Galaxy," Arena said. "He has been an outstanding player for us in the past and we look forward to him continuing that success for many years to come."

In addition to the Galaxy, Buddle has also suited up for the Columbus Crew (2001-2005), Red Bull New York (2006), and Toronto FC (2007) in Major League Soccer.

The New Rochelle, NY native will rejoin former Galaxy teammates Landon Donovan and David Beckham and will bolster an attacking line that added Robbie Keane midway through the 2011 season.

Buddle has also garnered 10 caps for the United States National Team, scoring three goals. He was named to the 2010 World Cup squad under Bob Bradley and made substitute appearances against England and Algeria in the group stage.

Terms of the deal, which is still subject to the receipt of Buddle's International Transfer Certificate, were not disclosed.