MICHAEL ADUBATO - Monday, January 30, 2012
FC Ingolstadt's Edson Buddle has decided not to sign with Belgian Pro League team KVC Westerlo.

"He left last week," team secretary Ann Maertens told Yanks Abroad. "We were expecting him to sign last week just before the St. Trond game."

The American striker left the Los Angeles Galaxy after three and a half seasons and signed on with the German second division outfit in January 2011 on a free transfer. Before arriving in Belgium, the New Yorker spent some time on trial with Everton of the English Premiership.

"He decided not to sign," Ms. Maertens stated. "As far as we know, he returned to his German team."