LA Galaxy striker Edson Buddle is set to sign with German 2.Bundesliga club FC Ingolstadt according to reports. Soccer By Ives suggests that the 29-year old USA international is on his way to Bavaria to join as a free agent after his contract with the Galaxy expired.

It is believed that the deal would only be a short-term agreement, giving Buddle the opportunity to use the deal as a stepping stone for something bigger in Europe.

Buddle enjoyed a successful 2010 season from a personal point of view, netting 19 goals for the Galaxy, as they were beaten in the Western Conference final by FC Dallas.