left the Galaxy after last season and is now with French club PSG in Paris.
Those of you
who want to get the latest news about David Beckham or the Galaxy should
not try this website. At least the usa bit hasn´t been updated for
- quite a long time. And since last the club has (a few months ago) even
signed a Swedish player who´s played for the national team since
2004. Wilhelmsson perhaps most famous for being sent home from
the Sweden camp in september 2006 after ignoring a curfew for a night on
the town while at the Euro 2008 qualifying campaign in Gothenburg. It wasn´t
just him but also Olof Mellberg whose birtday they were celebrating, and
also Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
read the latest Beckham reveal-it-all- book, but apparently
some people are frustrated and/or in a big hurry - to make
money. One thing is obvious: you can´t please everybody.
Also the most obvious proof of being a success is that people envy
you - and have funny ways of showing it too.
The only human
being capable of making an instant miracle converting the whole of
the US into soccer fans is probably - Oprah Winfrey. The thing is
why is everyone in such a hurry? According to scientists the big
meteorite (the big rock from outer space) isn´t expected to hit the
earth until 2029 so what´s the rush? FIFA World Cup next
year? The flu? Eh?
than five months in Europe with AC Milan David Beckham shortly returns
to LA Galaxy. The first game will be on July 16th in New York against
New York Red Bulls. And according to the LA Galaxy web site,
Champions League winners FC Barcelona will turn up in LA for a pre-season
game on August 1st.
The new agreement
between AC Milan and the LA Galaxy was confirmed last Sunday and of course
there are individuals who don´t jump for joy over this. But
many people seem to have forgotten a few things like for instance when
David Beckham arrived in LA in July 2007 he was no longer the England
World Cup failure in Germany in 2006 the media situation made it impossible
not to fire the manager and so more or less the captain as well. Today
everybody agrees that it was a mistake to act so fast. In short from
June 2006 until October 2007 (when England were struggling
to qualify for the Euro2008) Beckham was shut out of the nationalteam.
Today everybody knows that England need Beckham to win big games.
seem to have forgotten that from day one at the LA Galaxy Beckham said
in various interviews that he wanted to represent his country meaning playing
for England and to work his way back to the national team. When celebrating
winning La Liga with Real Madrid in June 2007 he wrapped himself
in the England flag. Beckham has been playing with open cards all along.
By now nobody should be surprised that Beckham tries to do what it
takes to reach his goals. One of them (when it comes to playing for England)
is to, next summer in South Africa, become the first England player to
play in four FIFA World Cup tournaments. (The FIFA World Cup is played
every four years)
The new season
starts in a couple of weeks time in the US and when it comes to solving
David Beckham´s difficult dilemma: US and / or Europe there´s
finally some light in the tunnel. Of course this wouldn´t have been
such a HUGE problem if it had concerned somebody other than football´s/soccer´s
biggest role-model and icon . A win-win situation is now within reach.
According to British media today the agreement is to be confirmed by both
parties (AC Milan and the LA Galaxy) later today or during the weekend.
The new season
starts today against the Colorado Rapids at Dick´s Sporting Goods
Park in Commerce City, Colorado. The first home game is next Thursday,
April 3rd when San Jose Earthquakes pay a visit to the Home Depot Center.
The new LA
Galaxy head coach is former Holland international Ruud Gullit by the way.
for the LA Galaxy is over after failing to reach the play offs BUT there
will soon be another chance to watch David Beckham play for the Galaxay.
In order to raise funds for the victims of the California wildfires there
will be a charity match on Nov 4th at the Home Depot Center when the Galaxy
U.S. international Landon Donovan are expected to represent the Galaxy
while the Hollywood line-up will feature Lalas and former World Cup players
Frank Leboeuf of France and Richard Gough of Scotland.
To solve the
"mystery" about why David Beckham is now playing in the MLS in the US and
not in some European club here´s some interesting "evidence" from
the summer of 2004.
In an article
in the Guardian on July 20 2004 written by someone called Dave Hannigan
in New York, you could read this:
few weeks ago the United States international Landon Donovan was doing
live telephone interview with ESPN when the excited presenter gushed that
David Beckham was quoted as saying he would like to play in the States.
Donovan, the best player in Major League Soccer, responded with the sort
of tired "really?" that suggested he, unlike the journalist, knew this
not quite mean the England captain was ready to leave Real Madrid at once
to link up with the former Chelsea striker John Spencer at the Colorado
mainly deals with the quality of American socccer but also the fact that
Celtic and Chelsea were preparing for the ChampionsWorld tournament taking
place in Seattle. The LA Galaxy also gets a mention in this three year
old article. So nothing new under the sun eh?
has gone crazy again. The world´s most famous football/soccer player
David Beckham has moved to the US and American media expects him to do
miracles in an instant. The world of soccer is not like the stock market.
Soccer is about drama and excitement about blood sweat and tears and glory.
It´s more of a life style than a day at the circus...and it´s
very easy to get emotionally involved.
now is that the presidental election isn´t until next year and so
the big news is and will be for a long time David Beckham playing for the
LA Galaxy. It´s a massive thing. A historical thing. And the
media are restless. They always are. It´s their job.
21st is the big day for the world of football when David Beckham makes
his debut for the LA Galaxy against Chelsea FC. By doing so he also takes
the first steps to LIBERATE the US FROM baseball,
icehockey and basketball. At last one might say.
will come to a halt today Friday 13th when David Beckham will be introduced
to the LA Galaxy fans at their home ground Home Depot Center and a press
conference will take place. Nearby Jose Mourinho and his team are preparing
for the LA Galaxy - Chelsea FC game next week.