While the Tynesiders last term were eliminated from the competition at West Bromwich Albion, Buddle
was part of the Blyth Spartans side that lost at the same stage to Birmingham City.
For the first time in many a year, the Heed have three quality central defenders fighting for two places, rising star Buddle
alongside vastly-experienced pair James Curtis and Ben Clark.
In truth, Gateshead could have been out of sight in the opening stages, Gillies being foiled by the legs of goalkeeper Andy Coughlin, who twice kept out efforts from Buddle
with Canberra His Canberra was one of the last to fly out of Upwood in 1961 and was scrapped in 2004.
is represented by the same agents as Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard and on-loan Galaxy forward Landon Donovan, both fellow Americans.
In The Business of Women, Melanie Buddle
challenges this view by showing that in British Columbia in the early 20th century, it was not unusual for married women to support their families through self-employment and business ownership.
LA Galaxy striker Buddle
has returned to the US for Christmas, as was always his plan.
was recently named the Galaxy's player of the year after 17 goals in the MLS this season.
scored a brace, his first goals for his country after seeing a promising career affected by various injury problems.
Fulham's Clint Dempsey and another of Beckham's former Galaxy team-mates Landon Donovan also caught the eye as they cut in from their respective flanks to provide ammunition for Buddle
and strike partner Robbie Findlay.
, the leading scorer in the MLS this season, impressed Bradley but the coach refused to reveal if the player had done enough to merit a start against England.
, 29, whose football enthusiast father Winston hopefully named him after Pele - full name was Edson Arantes do Nascimento - is a former self confessed drug user and alcoholic.