Archives: David Beckham

Beckham Debut Causes Ratings Jump

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Last night’s DC United-LA Galaxy match attracted a 0.8 rating on ESPN2 the highest rated MLS regular season game of the season and more than twice the normal rating for ESPN’s Thursday Night MLS package.

Beckham May Play Tonight

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Media reports indicate yet to be fully fit David Beckham may make his MLS debut tonight at RFK Stadium versus the league’s signature club DC United. Steve McClaren, the manager of the England National Team will be among those in … Continue reading

United-Galaxy Game Sold Out

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DC United has announced that Thursday Night’s match with David Beckham’s LA Galaxy has sold out RFK Stadium. But will Beckham play? Right now it doesn’t look good, but ESPN2 will no doubt have a Beckham cam, and perhaps a … Continue reading

Beckham Circus Hurting MLS

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Schelotto/ AP Major League Soccer in many ways has gotten what it asked for when it signed David Beckham to a ridiculous contract in January. By making the league appear desperate for a savior when it need not have, rearranging … Continue reading

Beckham Circus Counterporductive for MLS

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Major League Soccer in many ways has gotten what it asked for when it signed David Beckham to a ridiculous contract in January. By making the league appear desperate for a savior when it need not have, rearranging the schedule … Continue reading

What we Learned from the Friendlies

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This past week the United States became the epicenter of the club football world with numerous friendlies involving large clubs from all over the world, as well as the unveiling of David Beckham as a member of the Los Angeles … Continue reading

MLS and EPL Split Saturday Friendlies

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Recent Galaxy Castoff Robbie Findley scored for RSL Another match, another loss for the Los Angeles Galaxy. Despite the red carpet, Hollywood setting and 19 ESPN cameras the Galaxy looked pedestrian in a 1-0 loss to Chelsea in front of … Continue reading

A Must Read

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Great read by our friend Bill E Shears. (Not the one of Sgt Pepper fame!) http://epltalk.communityserver.com/blogs/billeshears/archive/2007/07/13/Fulfilling-It_2700_s-Own-Prophecy_3A00_-How-the-American-Media-is-Setting-Up-Beckham-for-Failure.aspx

Beckham Hype Avoids Reality

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The hype around David Beckham’s arrival in Los Angeles is far greater than I anticipated in the mainstream American media. It seems the celebrity of Beckham is trumping the actual analysis of what this does for the football on the … Continue reading

Does Beckham Really Make a Difference?

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The hype around David Beckham’s arrival in Los Angeles is far greater than I anticipated in the mainstream American media. It seems the celebrity of Beckham is trumping the actual analysis of what this does for the football on the … Continue reading

Pavon Signs with Galaxy

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Carlos Pavon who scored four goals in this year’s CONCACAF Gold Cup signed with the LA Galaxy yesterday. Pavon will compliment new acqusition Edson Buddle in the Galaxy attack. Today the Galaxy traded for US National Team veteran Chris Klein. … Continue reading

Galaxy Acquire Pavon and Klein

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Carlos Pavon who scored four goals in this year’s CONCACAF Gold Cup signed with the LA Galaxy yesterday. Pavon will compliment new acqusition Edson Buddle in the Galaxy attack. Today the Galaxy traded for US National Team veteran Chris Klein. … Continue reading

Real Madrid Lift La Liga Trophy & Bid Beckham Adios

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Real Madrid’s 3-1 win tonight against Real Mallorca was a fairy tale ending to David Beckham’s career for the Spanish giants tonight. In what must be described as a simply spectacular match, Real yet again came back from one goal … Continue reading

Beckham recalled to England Squad

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Following a great run of form for Real Madrid, MLS bound David Beckham has been recalled to the England national team for next week’s friendly versus Brazil from Wembley. Thanks to the Scout, here is a link to story where … Continue reading

Randon MLS Thoughts

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It’s a shame that Alexi Lalas didn’t spend much time this offseason working on solidifying the Galaxy’s porous defense. Less than a minute after Tyrone Marshall tied the match yesterday, Taylor Twellman responded with a goal that gave the Galaxy … Continue reading

Can Real Madrid Lift La Liga Trophy?

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In a weekend when matches in England disappointed (the flat showings by Manchester United, Chelsea, and Charlton), the sweet football of Spain shone this weekend especially in the spectacular Real Madrid 2-1 win against Valencia. And welcome back David Beckham … Continue reading

Blanco to MLS?

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SI.com is reporting that Cuauhtemoc Blanco, a legendary Mexican striker who was dropped from the national team by former coach Ricardo LaVolpe prior to Germany 2006 (but has subsequently returned to the squad under Hugo Sanchez) is close to a … Continue reading

Beckham Move a Major Step Forward for MLS and US Soccer

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Not since the days of the NASL has a signing of a foreign player provided so much promise for the growth of soccer in America. Given the state of Soccer in America today, as compared to the days of the … Continue reading