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Beckham: How not to like the guy?
New York Sun, August 21st, 2007 4PM

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"No, Beckham did not leave a trail of glory wherever he trod, but he triumphed nonetheless," writes Paul Gardner in the New York Sun. Beckham did his job last Saturday. He brought 66,237 people to Giants Stadium and made three assists, but the Galaxy lost. And it's clear that Beckham may not be enough to steer the Galaxy into the playoffs. Says Gardner, "MLS faces the likelihood that, during the final climactic three weeks of its season in November, Beckham will be the great absentee."

Gardner reports on Beckham's press conference performance -- "The conference floated euphorically along as Beckham praised New York. 'It's a great city, I love coming here, I love the people here,' he said, and for a second one would think, that's PR talking. Then you remember that he's named one of his sons Brooklyn, and any doubts vanish yet again." -- and his appearance in West Harlem, where Beckham "gave a cozy little soccer clinic for young players from the FC Harlem soccer club."

"The Beckham charisma needs no explaining," Gardner writes. "Here's a superstar with no sign of superiority or swagger who convinces you, very quickly, that he's still a human being like the rest of us. ... How not to like the guy?"

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