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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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6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. City Lou

    August 19, 2007 at 5:39 pm

    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!

  2. City Lou

    August 19, 2007 at 11:39 am

    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!

  3. RUScoachjoe

    August 19, 2007 at 12:42 pm

    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

    August 19, 2007 at 6:42 am

    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. The Gaffer

    August 19, 2007 at 4:40 am

    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

  6. The Gaffer

    August 18, 2007 at 10:40 pm

    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

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