Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Becks Watches as Tigres Brushes Galaxy Aside
Los Angeles Times, July 18th, 2007 4:15PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

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.

Read the original story...



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Bookmakers Slash LVG Exit Odds    
British bookmakers reacted to Manchester United's humiliating 4-0 defeat against Milton Keynes Dons in the Capital ...
Atletico Appeals Simeone's Ban    
Atletico Madrid President Enrique Cerezo on Tuesday said the club would appeal coach Diego Simeone's eight-game ...
Eto'o Signs Two-Year Deal with Everton     
Samuel Eto'o on Tuesday completed a free transfer to Everton, signing a two-year deal with the ...
Warnock Appointed Coach of Crystal Palace     
Crystal Palace on Tuesday signed former coach Neil Warnock on a two-year contract. Warnock, who most ...
Barca Target Douglas to Sign Five-Year Deal     
Barcelona on Tuesday announced that Brazilian right back Douglas will join the club before the end ...
Deila: Celtic 'Not Good Enough' for UCL     
Celtic coach Ronny Deila said his team was "not good enough" to play in this season's ...
Di Maria: I was Forced Out by Real Madrid    
In an open letter to Real Madrid fans, Angel Di Maria reveals that he did not ...
Yeagley: 'They all want to beat Indiana'    
A Big Ten title extended Indiana's streak of consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances to 27, but it ...
Belmont Abbey freshman McGuire remembered on campus    
Belmont Abbey freshman Michael McGuire collapsed following a pre-season fitness test Aug. 16 and died five ...
Report: Benatia Joins Bayern Munich from Roma     
AS Roma on Tuesday sold central defender Mehdi Benatia to Bayern Munich on a five-year contract. ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives