After a 20 year career during which the Panamanian net minder traveled the continent and succeeded for club and country, former LA Galaxy goalkeeper Jaime Penedo announced his retirement this morning in his native country.
Following a run with Municipal where the Guatemalan giants won four titles, Penedo was signed by the organization in 2014 and helped lead the club to a MLS Cup later that year before abruptly departing the club midway next year in controversial fashion.
Gracias, #SanPenedo— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) February 21, 2019
All the best in retirement, @JaimePenedo26! pic.twitter.com/XNEMcpgdpB
A passionate personality, Penedo quickly won the fans over with his brave stops and acrobatic goalkeeping. Galaxy fans will never forget his utterly ridiculous stop vs. the Vancouver Whitecaps, when a sprawling Penedo who had already dove to his far post and was literally on his back while Jordan Harvey collected in front of an open net managed to spring to his feet and dive full extension in the other direction just in time to palm away a free goal.
Enjoy retirement Jamie!