Friday, 10 August 2007

David Beckham Makes His MLS Debut

David Beckham made his Major League Soccer debut for Los Angeles Galaxy in Washington last night in front of 46,686 fans, but was unable to prevent his new side losing 1-0.

England coach Steve McClaren was in the crowd as he came on as a 72nd-minute substitute against DC United.

Beckham, who has been struggling with an ankle injury, said he was delighted to finally play for his new team.

"It's not nice to disappoint people who have paid a lot of money to see you, so it was good to get on the pitch."

But the midfielder admitted he was disappointed with the result, which saw Galaxy beaten by Emilio's 27th-minute goal.

"It was a good night, but it was also a bad night," Beckham said.

"Obviously, there's been a certain amount of pressure because everyone is talking about how I've come to MLS and not played yet."

"But I don't feel pressure in that sense. I feel pressure in myself to get fit and to get back playing again."

During his appearance Beckham showed no ill-effects from the ankle injury that has delayed his MLS debut.

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Anonymous said...

I watched the game, and im glad that david played! I stood up once he was announced to go in. & Man does he look hott without his shirt. =) It wouldve been better if it kept on raining, he'll look sexy in the rain.

Steven said...

Oh the irony with him resting his hands on the "everybody plays" sign.

BTW, its cool to see that archived picture of him getting coffee at the Coffee Bean on Santa Monica. That place is only 5 minutes away from UCLA where I live.

Anonymous said...

i just wanted to say i love this blog =)

i was at the game yesterday and it was amazing!!