Men's National Team

Edson Buddle

Forward Caps/Goals -
  • Date of Birth

  • Height / Weight

    6-1 / 185

  • Hometown

    New Rochelle, N.Y.

  • Club

    Colorado Rapids

Athletically gifted and a strong finisher, Buddle can deliver goals in a variety of forms. He accumulated a wealth of experience with the U.S. Youth National Teams, and used his years of service in MLS to hone his scoring instincts. His red-hot form combined with added maturity and an improved feel for the game earned him a spot on the 2010 FIFA World Cup roster. In January of 2011, Buddle took his talents overseas to Germany, where he has established himself as a regular for Second Bundesliga club FC Ingolstadt.  

  • His remarkable scoring rate for the Los Angeles Galaxy during the 2010 season catapulted him into a spot on the USA’s 2010 FIFA World Cup roster 
  • Entered as a sub to aid in the draw against England and the historic win against Algeria 
  • Scored a pair of goals on June 5 against Australia in the USA’s final tune up before the World Cup
  • Prior to 2010, he earned his first and only cap for the USA in 2003 when he came on as a late sub in a friendly against Venezuela 
  • A member of the U-18, U-20 and U-23 teams, he represented the country during the 2001 FIFA Youth World Championships on the U-20 team with Oguchi Onyewu, DaMarcus Beasley and Landon Donovan
  • Finished as the runner up for the 2010 Major League Soccer Most Valuable Player Award
  • Has scored nine goals since joining FC Ingolstadt in January 2010
2011: Made four appearances for the U.S., including starts in the 1-1 draw against Mexico on Aug. 10 and against Slovenia on Nov. 15 … Opened scoring for the U.S. in the ninth minute of the 3-2 win against Slovenia with a rocket from 25 yards that caromed in off the post … Came on in the 65th minute in the 0-1 loss against Ecuador … 2010: Earned a spot on the 2010 FIFA World Cup roster and played 26 minutes in the historic 1-0 victory on June 23 against Algeria … Entered in the 77th minute of the 1-1 draw against England on June 12 in Rustenburg … Scored his first two goals for the full team in leading the U.S. to a 3-1 win against Australia on June 5 in the final World Cup tune-up … 2003: Collected his first cap for the full team, entering as a late sub in the 2-0 victory against Venezuela on March 29 in Seattle … Under-20s: Started two of the three group matches at the 2001 FIFA U-20 World Youth Championship in Argentina … Scored in the 4-1 victory against Chile in the second group game … Finished 2001 appearing in seven internationals, tallying two goals … Put away the USA’s first goal in the 2-1 win against Mexico on Feb. 1 in Guadalajara … Under-18s: Started six matches in 1999, registering one assist … Played in six internationals and 15 games overall in 1998, scoring seven total goals … First Appearance: March 29, 2003, vs. Venezuela … First Goal: June 5, 2010, vs. Australia.
2011: In the first half of the season, played 19 games in all competitions, scoring six goals … Scored a brace in the 4-2 win against Dynamo Dresden on Sept. 16 and also in the 5-3 loss on Oct. 1 against VfL Bochum … 2010-11: Joined German club FC Ingolstadt on an 18-month contract on Jan. 10, 2011 … Played 14 games in the Second Bundesliga for FC Ingolstadt and scored three goals … Debuted on Jan. 21, 2011, and scored Ingolstadt’s only goal of the 1-1 draw against MSV Duisberg … Scored 17 goals in 24 matches with the Los Angeles Galaxy, the second most in MLS, helping the team win the Supporters Shield with the best regular season record in the league … A finalist for the MLS Most Valuable Player award, he recorded seven game-winning goals … In six of the team's MLS-leading 18 victories, Buddle accounted for all of the Galaxy's scoring … 2009: Finished second on the Galaxy in scoring, tallying five goals in 19 games …Goal against  Toronto FC on June 6 made him the 15th player in MLS history to score 70 career regular season goals … Started all four of the Galaxy’s games in the playoffs, including MLS Cup when he missed LA’s final penalty kick attempt in the deciding shootout … 2008: In his first full season with the Galaxy, Buddle enjoyed his best season in MLS as he finished third in the league with a then-career-high 15 goals … Named an MLS All-Star for the first time and entered the game as a second half sub in the 3-2 win against West Ham … 2007: Acquired by the Galaxy in mid-June from Toronto FC, Buddle went on to appear in 16 games for the club, tallying five goals to place second on the club for the season … He eclipsed the 10,000 career minutes played mark on Sept. 1 against Real Salt Lake  … 2006: Acquired by the Red Bulls prior to the start of the season and scored six goals in 28 games, playing a career-high 2,112 minutes during his only year in New York … 2005: Continued his strong form by scoring nine goals and adding two assists for the Crew, giving him 39 goals in four years … 2004: Scored 11 goals to lead the team while also adding a pair of assists as Columbus pulled off the longest unbeaten streak in MLS history at 18 games to win the Supporter’s Shield ... 2003: Recorded his first double digit goalscoring season, tallying 10 goals and four assists in just 16 starts for the Crew … Scored four of the Crew’s six goals in the CONCACAF Champions Cup … 2002: Helped the Crew win the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in his second season, tallying nine goals and a career-high five assists while beginning to establish himself as one of the top young forwards in MLS … 2001: After one season in the A-League, Buddle joined the Columbus Crew and tallied three goals in 17 appearances as a rookie … Made his MLS debut on April 7.