LA Galaxy sign keeper Carlo Cudicini

December 31, 2012

The LA Galaxy signed goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini on a free transfer from Tottenham Hotspur pending the receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and work visa. A two-time Premier League winner during his time at Chelsea, Cudicini has spent more than a decade competing in the Premier League.

“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.”

The 39-year-old made one appearance during the 2012-13 campaign for his club, helping Tottenham win 3-0 over Carlisle United.

A native on Milan, Italy, Cudicini began his professional career with AC Milan in 1992, winning a Serie A title with the club that season. He joined Chelsea on loan the following season, making his debut in a UEFA Champions League Third Qualifying Round game in Latvia against Skonto Riga in August 1999.

That would be the first of 216 all-time appearances that the Italian goalkeeper would make for Chelsea. During his nearly 10 years at Stamford Bridge, Cudicini would win a pair of Premier League titles, two FA Cups, and two League Cups.

In January 2009, Cudicini signed with Tottenham Hotspur on a free transfer.

Last year, Cudicini started five of Tottenham’s eight games in the Europa League, as well as six games in the FA Cup, reaching the semifinals before falling to his former club, Chelsea.

By Staff of The Daily Sports Herald and news services

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