Wednesday, 14 May 2008

David Beckham Assists, But Galaxy Lose To The Whitecaps


Be still my beating heart.

David Beckham gave the crowd a treat, but he couldn't deliver a victory for the Los Angeles Galaxy.

The Vancouver Whitecaps won in a 2-1 victory over the Galaxy in a friendly on Tuesday night.

The match was played in front of 37,104 fans at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, with most coming to catch a glimpse of Beckham in action. He set up the lone Galaxy goal late in the first half, but the Whitecaps controlled play for much of the contest.

David's assist helped the Galaxy tie the game, 1-1, in the 43rd minute.

He fired a long cross into the top of the box for Alan Gordon, who beat charging Whitecaps goalkeeper Srdjan Djekanovic to the ball and headed it into the open goal

n the fourth minute, the Whitecaps took an early lead with a goal from Adderly, who beat Galaxy goalkeeper Josh Wicks with a low shot inside his right post.

The Whitecaps took a 2-1 lead in the 66th minute on a beautiful strike from Sebrango, who fired a blast past Wicks at the left post.

Despite nursing a bruised right foot, an injury he suffered in the Galaxy's game last week against Real Salt Lake, David played for 75 minutes before coming off.

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4 comments:

madzz* said...

Can I ask when a game against Vancouver was played in Edmonton? :S

ryan said...

madzz.. I live in edmonton and it's said that it was played here because the Whitecaps want to expand their team throughout Canada and showing Canada the team, so they wanted to have it in a different city/province, and they chose edmonton because in the past we've had great soccer attendance in past soccer events. It was a great day!

madzz* said...

ohh alright, that makes sense. thanks for clarifying :) he looks quite attractive. i'm still disappointed that for the second year in a row, he will not be playing when he comes to Toronto. (actually, he's not even coming wiht the rest of his team this time around)

ryan said...

Thats unfortunate. But when he came here he came with a bruised foot and still played because he wouldn't want to let his fans down. So I'm sure he would of loved to go to Toronto but he has his country to represent. And it's just a unfortunate coincidence that it's on the same day. But I feel bad for you. Don't worry, you'll get to see him one day