"It leaves Major League Soccer extremely vulnerable, and it leaves the individual franchises really scrambling. Even though it's not their fault, they really can't afford the appearance of this being a bait and switch."
-- David Carter, principal of the Sports Business Group, a consulting firm in Los Angeles, on the injured David Beckham's absence from Tuesday's FC Dallas-Galaxy game that was sold out in anticipation of the first appearance of the English star at Pizza Hut Park. Beckham is scheduled to fly with the Galaxy to Toronto for their MLS game on Sunday but there is no guarantee he will play. (FC Dallas has announced that fans who purchased tickets through the FC Dallas front office or through Ticketmaster to Tuesday's SuperLiga game in Frisco will receive a special ticket offer for the next game between FC Dallas and the Los Angeles Galaxy at Pizza Hut Park before tickets are on sale to the general public.) (Dallas Morning News)