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The Loan Moan

Hollywood must truly be the land of make-believe, in sports as well as films. When asked if David Beckham, whose return to the English national team sparked a flurry of proclamations between FIFA and the Galaxy about his availability, might be loaned out to a European team during the MLS offseason, Galaxy president Alexi Lalas couldn't pass up yet another ...

Balancing what beckons Beckham

Galaxy general manager Alexi Lalas, talking on his cell phone at the Denver airport waiting for a connecting flight to Los Angeles, is wary of loading too many exhibition matches onto his team's schedule. Lalas was returning from Minneapolis, having concluded negotiations for his team to feed off the frenzy that will hit these shores in another month or so. ...

Ref Watch

If the MLS disciplinary committee can review incidents like Andy Herron's elbow into Jay Heaps' face and Sacha Kljestan's tackle from behind on Andy Williams and mete out fines and suspensions after the fact, why can't red cards like the one Terry Vaughn handed out to Shalrie Joseph in last week's Revs-D.C. game be reviewed and perhaps rescinded?