The "Could've, Should've, Would've" train has left the station. Though previously reported that Bruce Arena downplayed any reports of a possible return of goal keeper Jaime Penedo to the LA Galaxy net, that door now seems firmly shut.
According to La Nacion, Jaime Penedo has agreed to a deal with Costa Rican team Saprissa that will see him play through 2018. The 34 year old returns to Central America where he previously enjoyed plenty of success with Club Municipal of Guatemala.
"I am very happy, truly. Due to this project, this new challenge in my career. I recently visited and know the passion the fans have, the big demands, from a great club, a winning club. From my end, what I can say is I will work hard, always hoping things will work out for the best", said Penedo in an official club release.
"It is very difficult for me to talk about myself, about what I am, what I do. What I can say is that I want to work hard, i'm almost sure this will be my last go round and I want to end it as a winner".
Penedo had been without a team since July when he made an admittedly regrettable decision to cut ties with the LA Galaxy. The reason for leaving the starting position of the defending MLS cup championship side was over the length of his contract... an issue quickly remedied by Saprissa.
Penedo had been with the team nearly two years prior to his exit, posting a 1.09 GAA (third in MLS history among qualifiers) and recording 17 shutouts. He also was part of the MLS Cup winning side that defeated the New England Revolution to capture the Galaxy's fifth championship.
As for the Galaxy, well, after parting ways with Donovan Ricketts, only rumors remain.