David Beckham answered questions today during a LA Galaxy press conference in the build up to his team’s game tomorrow night against Red Bull New York (8pm ET, Thursday, Fox Soccer Channel).
The first question during the above video is from Grant Wahl, author of The Beckham Experiment, the controversial new book from the Sports Illustrated writer. You can tell by Beckham’s frosty response how he feels about the new book. Pay close attention to Beckham’s body language and his reiteration that England manager Fabio Capello wants Beckham playing at a European level in order to continue playing for England. The latter statement tells me everything I need to hear about how Beckham pays little value to playing in Major League Soccer.
The shame for Major League Soccer is that tomorrow night’s game is on Fox Soccer Channel and not ESPN or ESPN2. We’ll never forget the incredibly entertaining clash between these two teams from 2007, which was also televised by Fox Soccer Channel. If tomorrow night’s clash was on ESPN, we could definitely see a much larger viewing audience. Regardless, Beckham’s return will be intriguing to watch and all eyes will be on his interactions with Landon Donovan both on and off the field.