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66,000 Plus see Epic Encounter

Becks vs Red Bull 770531 66,000 Plus see Epic Encounter

17 year old Jozy Altidore, perhaps the most hyped young American player not named Freddy Adu scored twice as did former Aston Villa and River Plate Attacker Juan Pablo Angel. David Beckham gave the Big Apple what American soccer and MLS badly need in the nation’s largest media market: an entertaining show. In front of 66,000 plus fans at Giants Stadium, Beckham had a hand in three of LA’s four goals, but still lost 5-4 to Red Bull New York. Beckham, seems to have already developed a connection with Honduran international Carlos Pavon, who won the Golden boot at this summer’s CONCACAF Gold Cup. Beckham now jets off to London where he’ll join Steve McClaren’s 28 man squad for the match versus Germany at Wembley Wednesday.

Elsewhere in MLS, Cuauhtemoc Blanco had a goal and set up a second by Paulo Wanchope in Chicago’s 2-0 win over Real Salt Lake. Chicago is now only 3 pts out of the final playoff spot, held by Columbus who were beat 2-0 at home by DC United behind goals from Fred and Luciano Emilio. Earlier in the day Chivas USA moved within six points of the league lead (with three games in hand) with a 2-0 win over Toronto FC. It seems LA’s less glamorous team is doing the winning while the Galaxy is selling tickets for its opponents.

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A lifelong lover of soccer, the beautiful game, he served from January 2010 until May 2013 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the North American Soccer League (NASL). Raised on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old NASL, Krishnaiyer previously hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network, the Major League Soccer Talk podcast and the EPL Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the book Blue With Envy about Manchester City FC.
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6 Responses to 66,000 Plus see Epic Encounter

  1. The Gaffer says:

    An incredible match. If New York doesn't fall in love with their soccer team, I don't know what will.

    It played like a movie. I was almost expecting Beckham to get a last minute equalizer but that would have been unfair against an on-form Red Bulls team. LA had their moments too.

    The only shame about this game was that it was on Fox instead of ESPN. THe latter would have given it a bigger audience (and therefore exposure).

    Jozy Altidore to Chelsea, anyone?

    Cheers,
    The Gaffer

  2. The Gaffer says:

    An incredible match. If New York doesn’t fall in love with their soccer team, I don’t know what will.

    It played like a movie. I was almost expecting Beckham to get a last minute equalizer but that would have been unfair against an on-form Red Bulls team. LA had their moments too.

    The only shame about this game was that it was on Fox instead of ESPN. THe latter would have given it a bigger audience (and therefore exposure).

    Jozy Altidore to Chelsea, anyone?

    Cheers,
    The Gaffer

  3. RUScoachjoe says:

    What a great game. I taped the game and watched in the morning with my son again. Anyone who doubts Beckham's impact on the game is nuts. He is such a great set up man, His corner on the 4th goal was a piece of art. The crowd seemed really into the game and had the feel of some the European games.

  4. RUScoachjoe says:

    What a great game. I taped the game and watched in the morning with my son again. Anyone who doubts Beckham’s impact on the game is nuts. He is such a great set up man, His corner on the 4th goal was a piece of art. The crowd seemed really into the game and had the feel of some the European games.

  5. City Lou says:

    Forget Becks and his sorry United being. City 1.0 United!

    As for that match, Altidore is the real deal. Bob Bradley you must give this kid a crack at the senior national team NOW!

  6. City Lou says:

    Forget Becks and his sorry United being. City 1.0 United!

    As for that match, Altidore is the real deal. Bob Bradley you must give this kid a crack at the senior national team NOW!

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