31 year-old arrives on a free transfer pending receipt of P1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate.
LA Galaxy have announced the signing of Panama national team goalkeeper Jaime Penedo on a free transfer from Guatemalan side Municipal, pending the receipt of his P1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate.
The 31 year-old has had a varied career, which began in his native Panama playing for Estudiantes, Plaza Amador and Árabe Unido from 2000 to 2005. He then moved to Europe and Cagliari where he stayed for a season, making no appearances, after which he spent a season in Spain with Osasuna before returning to Central America in 2007 to play for Guatemalan side Municipal.
He spent the last six years with the Guatemala City-based club, helping them win two Clausura titles (2008 and 2010) and two Apertura titles (2009 and 2011) while appearing in more than 150 games. Municipal also qualified for the CONCACAF Champions League four times in the six years Penedo spent at the club.
Penedo has had an illustrious international career for which he will be well known in the USA, having made 89 appearances for the national side since making his debut in 2003. Penedo has played in two CONCACAF Gold Cup finals against the USA, losing the 2005 final on penalties and 2013’s final 1-0. On both occasions, Penedo was named the tournaments top goalkeeper.
Penedo’s arrival means there are now four goalkeepers on Galaxy’s first team roster, he joins Carlo Cudicini, Brian Perk and Brian Rowe to compete for the no.1 jersey.