Tuesday, 3 July 2007

David Beckham's Schedule Gets Longer

LA Galaxy have added to David Beckham's already heavy schedule a one-off friendly against Australian A-League side Sydney FC later this year.

Injured Beckham will try to combine his international career with his new challenge in Major League Soccer which in my opinion is trying to stretch David too far as they look to capitalize on their new player.

In November David has 3 games in 9 days in 3 countries. Washington on the 17th November. Then is set to play in England's final Euro 2008 game against Croatia in their at Wembley just six days prior to the Sydney game.

The Football Federation Australia (FFA) have guaranteed the England midfielder, who will officially join the Galaxy on July 13, will play during the match at Sydney's Telstra Stadium on Nov 27.

"We've got certain guarantees in place that he will be playing," said FFA chief executive Ben Buckley.

"If David happens to get injured or feels ill, the match can be postponed to a later date."

Beckham's schedule August - November:

18: New York Red Bulls v LA Galaxy, New York,
22: England v Germany, Wembley
23: LA Galaxy v Chivas USA, Los Angeles
26: Colorado Rapids v LA Galaxy, Commerce City
1: LA Galaxy v Real Salt Lake, Los Angeles
8: LA Galaxy v Colorado Rapids, Los Angeles
12: England v Russia, Wembley
13: Chivas USA v LA Galaxy, Los Angeles
16: LA Galaxy v Houston Dynamo, Los Angeles
19: Real Salt Lake v LA Galaxy, Salt Lake City
23: LA Galaxy v FC Dallas, Los Angeles
27: Kansas City Wizards v LA Galaxy, Kansas City
30: Columbus Crew v LA Galaxy, Columbus
3: Vancouver White Caps v LA Galaxy, Vancouver
7: Houston Dynamo v LA Galaxy, Houston
13: England v Estonia, Wembley
13: Toronto FC v LA Galaxy, Toronto
17: Russia v England, Moscow
18: LA Galaxy v New York Red Bulls, Los Angeles
21: Chicago Fire v LA Galaxy, Chicago
18: MLS Cup final, Washington
21: England v Croatia, Wembley
27: LA Galaxy v Sydney FC, Sydney

I have said this before and I will say it again. They did not think this through.

Is it even humanly possible to play 3 games in 3 countries with 3 differing time zones in 9 days? I don't think so.



Brown Sugar said...

I guess they're trying to suck out all the money they've paid him...i'm sure when it gets to that time something would come up for him to miss at least some days...i'm not saying i want him to have an injury or anything...but you never know...maybe they might come to their senses

Emma said...

I seriously doubt he will play in all those games. That's not fair of the Galaxy to make him do that. He's only human. If it gets too tough, I'm sure himself and the rest of the Galaxy players will stick up for him to have a break.

Megan said...

he's supposed to be playing two games at the same time on the 13th of october! one in toronto and one in england for goodness sake!

Fashion Critic said...

LOL you are right...The England games take priority though.

electra said...

i doubt he'll play for England, doesn't make much sense, i think the two matches he played recently were just like a goodbye to England.