Just what could David Beckham
have been thinking?
The Los Angeles Galaxy played its first game with its newest signing on hand to watch, and it stunk up the joint. With
Beckham watching from the Galaxy's executive suite with Galaxy President Alexi Lalas
, the MLS club fell to Tigres of Mexico, 3-0, in the opening game of the
World Series of Football.
Mexico international Francisco Fonseca
, Walter Gaitan
and Alejandro Villalobos
scored for the Monterrey club, which held the Galaxy to only two shots on goal.
The Galaxy changed into its new new navy, white
and gold uniforms for the second half, but the switch did no good for the struggling MLS club, which is 3-5-4 heading into the All-Star break and trailing badly in the bid for one of eight playoff
Galaxy Coach Frank Yallop
admitted his team played poorly, calling his players "scared and afraid to commit themselves to anything."
About the only good news on the evening was that Yallop called Beckham's chances of playing against Chelsea on Saturday "promising." Didier
's first goal of the preseason gave Chelsea a 1-0 win over Suwon Blue Wings in the second game.