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Becks Watches as Tigres Brushes Galaxy Aside
Los Angeles Times, July 18th, 2007 4:15PM

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David Beckham might have experienced a hint of déjà vu in watching his teammates lose from the balcony of a luxury suite Tuesday night -- with a few key differences of course: the Galaxy is not Real Madrid (despite a noticeable resemblance in the team's new image) and this luxury suite was not situated in a stadium with 70,000 fans. Indeed, the meaningless World Series of Soccer match between Tigres and L.A., which the Mexicans won handily 3-0, played out in front of a crowd estimated to be 2,000 fans by British journalists covering the game (announced crowd: 15,349). The lack of atmosphere and interest from the Galaxy players might have led Becks to thinking: "How do I get out of here?"

The worst part, says the L.A. Times' Grahame L. Jones is the fact that "Los Angeles was outplayed in every part of the game." After the match Yallop berated the players for being "scared." He said: "It's not good. I think we were very -- how can I say it? -- scared to get on the ball and scared to make a mistake. The team's a reflection of me, and that's not what I'm all about."

Former Galaxy midfielder Mauricio Cienfuegos, who attended the match, said it looked as though the Galaxy players lacked heart, adding that now that the team has changed players, colors and its logo, its fans do not recognize it. Becks, meanwhile, was sitting alongside Alexi Lalas in his luxury suite with his left ankle covered in bags of ice. It looks doubtful that he'll even suit up for Saturday's clash against Chelsea. After that, the SuperLiga begins for L.A., with matches against Mexico giants Pachuca and Chivas next week.

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