LA Galaxy Acquire Veteran Goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts

Donovan Ricketts (LA Galaxy)

Donovan Ricketts (LA Galaxy)

The LA Galaxy have acquired veteran goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts from Orlando City SC in exchange for a second-round selection in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft, as announced today.

Ricketts, a two-time MLS Goalkeeper of the Year and 2011 MLS Cup champion with the LA Galaxy, will occupy an International roster spot on the Galaxy roster.

“Donovan is one of the most experienced and successful goalkeepers in MLS,” said Head Coach and General Manager Bruce Arena. “He is familiar with our team and has proven to be a player capable of winning championships. We are happy that he is once again a member of the LA Galaxy and look forward to his contributions to our club.”

Ricketts joins the Galaxy with 177 MLS Regular Season appearances and 74 wins as a starter all time during his seven-year MLS career. He has also recorded a 6-3-1 record in the MLS Cup Playoffs, including leading the Galaxy to the 2011 MLS Cup title. The Jamaican goalkeeper’s 70 appearances for the Galaxy are the second most appearances for any goalkeeper in club history, only behind Kevin Hartman.

After playing for the Galaxy from 2009-2011, Ricketts featured for various MLS teams including the Montreal Impact (2012), Portland Timbers FC (2012-2014) and most recently, Orlando City SC, where he was selected No. 1 overall in the 2015 MLS Expansion Draft. He was named MLS Goalkeeper of the Year in 2010 and 2013.

Internationally, Ricketts has featured extensively for the Jamaica National Team, serving as the team’s vice captain before his international retirement. On the international level, the 6’4” goalkeeper led his squad in FIFA World Cup Qualifying, CONCACAF Gold Cup and Caribbean Championship matches.

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