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
McClaren Considers Beckham Recall
ESPN Soccernet, February 21st, 2007 3:53PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

England manager Steve McClaren was at the Santiago Bernabeu Tuesday night to watch Owen Hargreaves and Bayern Munich face a resurgent David Beckham and Real Madrid. Beckham, starting his third game in a row since being recalled to the Madrid first team, capped another superb performance by setting up each of Real's three goals in a thrilling 3-2 win over the German team.

McClaren conceded that the former England captain's impressive form in his last three games has caused him to seriously consider recalling him for the March 24 clash against Israel in Tel Aviv. "It gives me a problem, one of the problems you welcome," McClaren said of Beckham's return to form. "It's pleasing to see that a month ago he would never play for Real Madrid again and there he is starring in a game against Bayern Munich and being man of the match."

Shortly after Beckham's announcement that he had signed with the Los Angeles Galaxy, Madrid coach Fabio Capello pronounced his Real Madrid career over. Facing mounting pressure from the press and fans, Capello relented. Since then, the player has been hailed in the Spanish press as having "saved his executioner," playing a crucial role in each of Madrid's five goals in its last three games-the team's best scoring record since last year. 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
FIFA: Qatar Needs Labor Reform to Keep 2022 World Cup    
FIFA executive committee member Theo Zwanziger on Tuesday indicated that 2022 World Cup host Qatar must ...
CWC: Auckland City the 'Winner,' but San Lorenzo Progresses     
Real Madrid's will face San Lorenzo of Argentina in Saturday's Club World Cup final after the ...
Di Maria Beats Messi, Aguero to Argentina's Player of the Year    
Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria has beaten Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero to Argentina's player ...
League Cup: Rodgers Defends Sterling as Reds March On     
Following Liverpool's 3-1 League Cup quarterfinal win at Bournemouth, Coach Brendan Rodgers defended two-goal hero Raheem ...
League Cup: Pocchettino Hails 'Fantastic' Spurs     
Tottenham will play Sheffield United in the League Cup semifinal after thrashing Newcastle United 4-0 at ...
Klopp Hints at Dortmund Departure    
Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp hinted that he could soon depart the BVB by saying he ...
Platini: Garcia Resignation a 'New Failure' for FIFA    
Michael Garcia, the man FIFA hired to investigate the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 ...
Xavi: I Want to be Like Pep     
In an interview with Spanish paper El Pais, Barcelona midfielder Xavi reveals that he wants to ...
Report: Odegaard to Sign for Bayern Munich    
Norwegian wonderkid Martin Odegaard turned 16 on Wednesday, and reports in Germany claim that the Stromsgodset ...
Report: Falcao Wants to Stay, United Unsure    
In an interview with the Guardian, Radamel Falcao says he wants to stay at Manchester United, ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives