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Archives: David Beckham

David Beckham Retires; Why He’ll Be Remembered More For His Brand Than His Soccer Career

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Not to be outdone by Sir Alex Ferguson or Paul Scholes, David Beckham announced his retirement from soccer today — the third Manchester United legend to “hang up his boots” in just one week. David Beckham was the first modern-day footballer, … Continue reading

David Beckham’s Promise Remains Unfulfilled

Posted on by Alex Muller
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When you heard that David Beckham would donate his salary for his five-month stint with Paris Saint-German to various Parisian children’s charities what did you think? A) What a kind gesture! B) Beckís has been researching the new French tax … Continue reading

MLS ’13: Will The Beckham Departure Hurt MLS?

Posted on by Drew Farmer

In 2007, David Beckham was tasked with putting Major League Soccer on the map of the world’s game, and though he may have regretted making that move at times, he succeeded. Beckham did not, however, do it alone and many … Continue reading

Beckham’s Ridiculous ESPY

Posted on by Earl Reed

If you’re like me, you put very little credence in the ESPY’s. I can’t remember a time when I’ve sat down after a hard day’s work and said, “Gee, I wonder who’s going to win the ESPY for Outstanding Team???” … Continue reading

MLS Must Show Spine and Suspend Beckham

Posted on by Robert Hay

It’s finally come.  After a few years of dangerous tackles and public outbursts against officials, MLS finally has a very public example of poor behavior by David Beckham that will either lead to a suspension or a discrediting of league … Continue reading

MLS ’12 Preview – Los Angeles Galaxy

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

Name: Los Angeles Galaxy Head Coach: Bruce Arena 2011 Record: 19-5-10, 1st Western Conference, 1st Overall, Defending MLS Cup Champions Twitter Hashtag: #LAGalaxy The defending champions have a realistic chance to complete a task that no other team in the history of the league has experienced … Continue reading

Don Garber Misreads the Beckham Experiment

Posted on by Robert Hay

With David Beckham in the final year of his ground-breaking MLS contract, speculation has turned to whether the 36 year-old midfielder will resign with the LA Galaxy and the league, or continue his quest for another international cap elsewhere.  In an interview … Continue reading

The Beckham Experiment Needs to End

Posted on by Robert Hay

All of us have had friends who are in a complicated relationship.  It may even have been us: the guy recently began dating a much more attractive woman who, while not a young bombshell, is still a gorgeous woman.  This … Continue reading

What’s Next for the LA Galaxy?

Posted on by Robert Hay

The LA Galaxy are MLS’s most glamorous team in its second largest market.  It is coached by the most successful American soccer coach of all time, is captained by the most famous American soccer player today, and employs if not … Continue reading

MLS Weekend Preview – Sept. 24-25

Posted on by Randy Capps

In another piece of bizarre scheduling, MLS and ESPN team up to bring us the Red Bulls and Galaxy tonight, live at 11. I’m working, so thanks to the magic of ESPN3, it suits me fine. Still, it will be … Continue reading

The L.A. Galaxy – You Win Some, You Draw Some

Posted on by Eric Altshule

No Donovan.  No Buddle.  No Beckham.  No problem. The L.A. Galaxy continued their astounding early season form this evening with a 4-1 bulldozing of the Houston Dynamo this evening at the Home Depot Center.  The Galaxy continued their absolutely torrid … Continue reading

The LA Galaxy…Wow

Posted on by Eric Altshule

  After completing two convincing road wins against Colorado and Seattle last week, the Los Angeles Galaxy have continued a simply jaw-dropping beginning of the 2010 season.  Although the Galaxy are on the brink of losing Landon Donovan and (probably) … Continue reading

Beckham Done – Raul or Ronaldinho on the Way In for the Galaxy?

Posted on by Eric Altshule

With his announcement this week that David Beckham will not recover from his ruptured Achilles heel in time to play for the Galaxy this season, both Beckham and the Galaxy find themselves at a crossroads. For Beckham, it is a … Continue reading

Landon Donovan Exits Goodison in Everton Glory

Posted on by Eric Altshule

After Landon Donovan’s empathic goal at Goodison Park yesterday, he was carried by teammate Jack Rodwell into the corner nearer the crowd so he could receive the plaudits from the fans more directly.  That the crowd started chanting USA-USA-USA was … Continue reading

Milan v. Manchester – Champions League Round of 16

Posted on by Christian

To me, the first half had three major themes. First, Nani wasting cross after cross, either sending them directly at Dida, or shockingly wide. Second, Beckham was largely absent from the first half, never doing anything dangerous. Third, if Beckham was “largely” absent, was Pirlo “utterly” absent? “Completely” absent? “Altogether” absent? “Fully” absent? I am not sure he had a touch in the first half. Continue reading

Donovan Will Make a Permanent Move to Everton

Posted on by Eric Altshule

To call Landon Donovan’s loan to Everton a success is to call the Grand Canyon a decent-sized hole.  Tthe loan has exceeded everyone’s expectations.  Beyond fitting in well from the start, starting every game, scoring one and creating a good … Continue reading

David Beckham: Has MLS Helped Keep Him Fit?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

No question exists that the quality of football is superior in a high level European league than in Major League Soccer. However, after watching Milan’s David Beckham, who after all is thirty four, perform at a remarkably high level for … Continue reading

Everton Unlucky, Donovan Solid in Debut

Posted on by Eric Altshule

Landon Donovan may not have put all the doubts to rest, but on a frigid day in North London, he clearly showed that he has the skills to play against a top team in a top league.   Everton should have … Continue reading