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Galaxy Kept In Dark About Beckham Move
Daily Mail, October 23rd, 2008 1PM

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While AC Milan broke the story Wednesday about taking David Beckham on loan in January, and MLS Commissioner Don Garber confirmed that talks were afoot, it seems that only the L.A. Galaxy was kept in the dark. No wonder Galaxy coach Bruce Arena described the whole affair as "odd."

"The first I heard about it was today [Wednesday]," admitted Arena, "but I would think, given the position the Galaxy is in and the fact that we're rebuilding our team and trying to have a successful year, it would seem very odd to me if we were loaning out our top players at the start of the season. It would seem pretty odd to me to operate that way."

Welcome to the Galaxy, Mr. Arena. The coach said he couldn't see how the move would benefit either the Galaxy or Major League Soccer. And that as he understands it, a loan covers the entire period between two transfer windows -- in this case from January to June, which would mean that Beckham would miss the first three months of the 2009 MLS season.

The league, though, says that Beckham would return in time for the MLS kickoff. Garber described the talks between the league and Milan (and no doubt several representatives of Brand Beckham) as "ongoing. David remains an L.A. Galaxy player and will be here for the start of the 2009 MLS season." But if a deal is reached, Don, don't forget to drop the Galaxy an e-mail to let them know.

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