Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Ricketts Available on Saturday

Galaxy goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts will be available for selection in Saturday’s game against the Fire after originally being called in by the Jamaican National Team for their friendlies at home against Costa Rica on Sept. 5 and in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. against Peru on Sept. 7. Ricketts will now train with the Galaxy all week before heading to Chicago with the club on Thursday.

After Saturday’s game, the 33-year-old goalkeeper is scheduled to fly to Florida for Tuesday’s game against Peru. He will return to Southern California on Wednesday, Sept. 8 ahead of the Galaxy’s game against Columbus at The Home Depot Center on Saturday, Sept. 11.

Ricketts has appeared in 21 of the Galaxy’s 22 games this season, compiling a 13-5-3 record with a 0.76 goals against average. His 13 wins are the most in MLS, while his 10 clean sheets are tied for the league high. His goals against average is the third best in the league this season, behind Kevin Hartman and Nick Rimando, but would still eclipse Pat Onstad’s 0.82 GAA, which is the best GAA ever recorded by a goalkeeper in a single MLS season. For his Galaxy career, Ricketts has a 23-10-13 record in the regular season with 19 clean sheets and a 0.91 GAA, which is the lowest in MLS history for a goalkeeper that has played more than 100 minutes all-time.

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