Galaxy trade goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts to Impact

The Los Angeles Galaxy have traded former starting goalkeeper

Donovan Ricketts to the expansion Montreal Impact for allocation

money.

Ricketts, a goalkeeper on Jamaica’s national team, was an

All-Star in 2009 and 2010, and was voted MLS goalkeeper of the year

in 2010. The 34-year-old, bothered by injuries and called away to

national team duty this season, lost the starting job to Josh

Saunders.

Allocation money can be used to sign players or allocate against

their contracts to get under the salary cap. The trade was

announced Monday.