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Buddle dismissed from Ingolstadt until after winter break

Edson Buddle 1 (Reuters)

If Edson Buddle's absence from FC Ingolstadt's match-day roster this past weekend didn't raise eyebrows, what has transpired since surely will.

According to German outlet Kicker, Ingolstadt manager Tomas Oral has dismissed Buddle from the relegation-threatened team until after the winter break. Oral has not specified why Buddle has been sent on an early holiday break, causing speculation towards Buddle's future with the club.

The dismissal of Buddle, who is currently Ingolstadt's leading goal scorer this season with six goals, means he will not suit up for the club's final game of 2011 against FC Erzgebirge Aue on Friday.

What do you make of this development?

Share your thoughts below.

  • Lorenzo

    KPugs is not a troll. A NY Metrostars fan I believe. Probably recalls trading Gaven away to get Buddle. And Buddle sucking and being an alcoholic except for that game where he scored 3 nice goals.

    Buddle was a very good forward who couldn’t handle alcohol or being a professonal. He was getting tossed around and maybe hit rock bottom before going to LA.

    Buddle was a rising star before he almost destroyed himself. Arena didn’t craft him, just gave him a good chance to redeem himself.


  • Shawn

    Except the Buddle was clearly successful, being pretty much the only consistent goalscorer his team had.

    There’s another possibility I’m considering by reading this: That is, his team has thrown in the towel on staying up, and is cutting wages before their inevitable return to the Regional League.


  • Shweazy

    dude you are crazy, or must be born yesterday. Buddle never sucked he just underperformed for many years untill he still his game where it could have been a long time ago had he been a hard worker.


  • abc

    Maybe now Herculez Gomez will get a call up?

    I am not a Buddle fan, so although I’m not happy to see this latest problem for him, hopefully it will at least provide an opportunity (for someone who is more deserving anyways, imo).


  • nic d "the TX 2 Stepper"

    First Comment = TRUE – Facts are liberating.
    Second Comment = Possibly
    Third Comment = WTF?


  • Edwin in LA

    That would be perfect, I didn’t like Barrett too much last year in the 1st 2 or 3 months, but he started scoring and then got injured, he’d give them good depth to rest Keane 20-30 games every now and then and then rest him for 2012-13 CCL games. And the depth is much needed to play in both of those tournaments and if they want to make a deeper run at the USOC which I hear now will be restructured and more appealing to teams now that Seattle’s made an event out of it.


  • Edwin in LA

    Ching was hurt in the run-up to the World Cup. And the forward that was out of place was Findley. Which means maybe they needed a speedy guy not a slow and often hurt Target Striker like Ching


  • Edwin in LA

    Pretty sure Portland DOES NOT have the rights to Buddle. They have the rights to Robbie Findley, who’s at Nottingham Forest FC in England’s Championship or 2nd division, not Germany’s Bundesliga 2


  • Edwin in LA

    If you mean you aren’t a Buddle fan for the USMNT forward spots, I don’t know why?

    Is not like he’s been given much of a chance?

    He should have started in the World Cup instead of Findley who ended up being subbed out in everyone of his games for sucking and not being able to do anything and blowing what little chances we saw the team create and try to set him up with his speed to have a shot at a 1 on 1.

    Buddle scored vs Australia in the last friendly before the WC. Came close in the little sub minutes he had in the WC, and then a had a few chances in Klinsi’s tenure. This past game vs Slovenia he was great so not sure why you think he may not be good.

    Herculez should of had a chance as well, but maybe he just doesn’t figure into Klinsmann’s chances since the team was having a hard time creating chances and he thrives off of scoring on chances like a classic poacher or set piece scorer…


  • bottlcaps

    Let’s not forget that Jermaine Jones got the same “treatment” at Schalke 04. He was dismissed fro the 1st team and relegated to (if he wanted to play ) the reserves. He was then loaned out the then manager left, he was brought back and is now starting.

    To many managers in Europe, and not just the Bundesleague, often hope to deflect a teams poor performance from themselves by often “scapegoating” a player by making him an example for his personal or professional foibles.

    It seems petty and pointless, but if Buddle was having personal problems, a good manager would sit him down and help him. Taking a break from the team may be a solution, but it seems like it is a personality issue too.


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