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LA Galaxy reacquire Donovan Ricketts

LA trade one fan favorite for another

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It didn't take long for the Galaxy to re-up at the keeper position.

A day after Panamanian international and fan favorite Jaime Penedo left the club by mutual consent, the LA Galaxy have reacquired Donovan Ricketts from Orlando City SC in exchange for a second-round 2016 MLS SuperDraft pick.

"Donovan is one of the most experienced and successful goalkeepers in MLS" said Bruce Arena in a statement issued by the club. "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."

Thoughts? The former Jamaican international has plenty of experience in MLS, racking up over 70 appearances for the Galaxy in a three-year period and helping LA claim MLS Cup 2011. With the departure of Penedo, the Galaxy needed a veteran presence to compliment the younger keepers on the roster, and Ricketts fits the bill nicely. 

However, the 38-year old is also injury-prone, and after not playing in a competitive match in almost three months, there are questions about his match fitness.

At the moment, it's unclear whether Ricketts will step into the starting role right away or if the position is current incumbent Brian Rowe's to lose.