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30 August 1:20 pm

CARSON, Calif. -- LA Galaxy captain Robbie Keane and Jaime Penedo were named to their respective international squads, the club announced on Saturday. 

Keane will join up with Ireland after the Galaxy's SuperClasico contest against Chivas USA on Sunday ahead of their Sept. 3 friendly against Oman in Dublin and their Euro 2016 qualifier against Georgia on Sept. 7. Due to Keane's participation in the friendlies, he will miss the Galaxy's Sept. 5 home fixture against the Colorado Rapids.

Meanwhile, Penedo was named to Panama's squad for the upcoming 2014 Copa CentroAmericana. The U.S. based tournament will run from Sept. 3 to Sept. 13 with Panama placed in Group A along with Costa Rica and Nicaragua. With Penedo on international duty, the Galaxy will be without their starting goalkeeper until Sept. 14 clash the against San Jose Earthquakes. 

27 May 11:20 am

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum will play host to the final of the 25th edition Central American Cup on September 13, the Central American Football Union announced on Tuesday.

The 2014 edition of the Central American Cup will be the first time that the regional tournament will be held outside of one of CONCACAF's seven Central American nations. The tournament will serve as a qualifying competition for both the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup and the 2016 Copa America Centenario.

In addition to the final, the third place and fifth place games will also take place on Sept. 13 at the Coliseum. According to CONCACAF, locations for the other matches have yet to be announced for the tournament that will run from Sept. 3-13. 

Galaxy goalkeeper Jaime Penedo who is also the number one 'keeper for Panama is the only LA player who is eligible to participate. If Penedo does suit up for Los Canaleros, he could miss as many as three league matches for the Galaxy with LA taking on the Colorado Rapids on Sept. 5, the Montreal Impact on Sept. 10 and the San Jose Earthquakes on Sept. 14. 

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21 April 5:09 pm

Another week, another MLSsoccer.com Save of the Week nomination for LA Galaxy goalkeeper Jaime Penedo.

Penedo was nominated for his quick reaction stop of a Pedro Morales deflected shot in the first half of LA’s 2-2 draw with Vancouver Whitecaps FC.

Vote for Penedo’s stop here and watch all the nominees below.

14 April 4:33 pm

CARSON, Calif. -- LA Galaxy goalkeeper Jaime Penedo has haunted Vancouer Whitecaps FC and he did so again on Saturday as he tallied four saves in LA's 1-0 win, but none was bigger than his stop of Kekuta Manneh which has been nominated for MLSsoccer.com's Save of the Week. 

In the 32nd minute with Vancouver pressing for a goal, Kekuta Manneh capitalized on a deflection off Galaxy defender Omar Gonzalez and launched a shot from close range that was pushed away by Penedo. 

Check out the nominees below and vote for Penedo on MLSsoccer.com

 

14 April 1:55 pm

LA Galaxy captain Robbie Keane and goalkeeper Jaime Penedo have been named to MLSsoccer.com's Team of the Week for their role in LA's 1-0 victory over Vancouver Whitecaps FC last Saturday. 

Keane bagged the game-winning goal in the victory in the 47th minute as he aptly finished a well-timed cross by midfielder Stefan Ishizaki in the back of the Whitecaps net. Meanwhile, Penedo made four saves in the win including a critical stop of Kekuta Manneh midway through the first half to preserve the victory.

09 April 3:14 pm

CARSON, Calif. – Goalkeeper Jaime Penedo has declared himself ready to go for the LA Galaxy’s match against Vancouver Whitecaps FC, but whether he’ll be starting remains to be seen.

Brian Perk earned the start and faced minimal action in LA’s 3-0 victory over Chivas USA last weekend in his second straight start after Penedo missed out on the Galaxy’s match against Real Salt Lake on March 22 to get his visa.  Following training on Wednesday, Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena explained why he opted to start Perk over the Panamanian international despite Penedo declaring that he was ready to play earlier in the week.

“Penedo missed a lot of training and had a little bit of an injury,” said Arena. “It was an easy solution to go with Perk based on the visa and him taking a knock. “

Arena later admitted that no decision has been made yet for who starts between the pipes against the Whitecaps, but Penedo is eager to regain his starting spot against the Whitecaps.

“Bruce had all the right to do that. I spent four days in Panama and missed out on training. Midweek I took a knock [on his left knee in training], but now I’m feel very good and I’m ready to help the team,” Penedo told reporters on Wednesday. “I’m feeling very good in this moment. I feel ready, but ultimately, it is Bruce’s decision and I respect that.”  

07 April 11:06 am

CARSON, Calif. – Brian Perk has started the last two matches in goal for the LA Galaxy and the 24-year-old has no desire to give up the starting goalkeeper position.

Perk says that he learned on Wednesday that head coach Bruce Arena would give him the start over Jaime Penedo who declared himself ready to go despite missing LA’s match against Real Salt Lake to retrieve his visa in Panama.  In his second straight start, Perk saw minimal action as he made just a single save as the Rojiblancos managed just one shot on goal in the 3-0 win by the Galaxy.

It was an amazing job by our whole team. We played them off the pitch basically. It was an amazing performance by a bunch of guys that are starting to come together and play as a team.

Will he keep his position, however? Perk says that’s not for him to decide.

“That’s Bruce’s decision,” said Perk. “All I can do is do my best and try to make it impossible for him not to play me. Everyone is looking forward. We righted the ship this week and now we’re looking to do more on the weekend.”

05 April 1:29 pm

CARSON, Calif. – Jaime Penedo is set to return to the fold this Sunday when the LA Galaxy take on Chivas USA in the SuperClasico.

Penedo was unable to suit up in LA’s last MLS match against Real Salt Lake on March 22 as he returned to Panama to finalize his visa, but is expecting to be back in the fold for Sunday’s match against LA’s cross-hall rivals.

“I feel good. I feel ready to play and to be able to support the team,” Penedo, who admitted that he, is still smarting over LA’s CCL defeat to Club Tijuana. “I think that I’m ready to support the team as soon as we play this weekend.”

Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena also gave Penedo the green light stating that the goalkeeper is “close to 100 percent” and will “definitely be available” for the Chivas USA match.

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09 March 1:11 am

CARSON, Calif. – Jaime Penedo kept the LA Galaxy afloat, but ultimately, the Panamanian goalkeeper was unable to preserve the result for LA in their 1-0 defeat to Real Salt Lake.

Penedo made five saves on the evening including three highlight-reel stops in the first half, but was unable to keep Joao Plata’s 80th minute game-winning goal.  After spending much of the preseason correcting his positioning issues heading into his first full season in MLS, the Panamanian admits that there is still plenty of work to be done.  

“I think that I work hard in order to be able to be ready for games like these,” said Penedo. “Goals hurt me a lot and the goal that we allowed today is one that I will probably watch over and over again in order to see where I can improve. I think it was a quick play, and like I’ve always said, we’ll be able to correct the mistakes so they won’t happen again.”

Although the loss was frustrating, Penedo believes that the Galaxy made a positive statement in their first match of the season.

“I think the team did well, a team with an ability to score a lot of goals. Today we couldn’t score any but the important thing is that we are creating opportunities on goal,” said Penedo.  “I’d be very worried if given the type of players that we have and being a club like the Galaxy we aren’t able to create scoring opportunities. Goals will come. In the back line, we’ll have to continue to be concentrated and focused.”

08 March 9:51 pm

CARSON, Calif. -- The MLS season may have just started, but LA Galaxy goalkeeper Jaime Penedo is already in midseason form.

Check out his impressive stops that he made during the first half of LA's season opener with RSL below.