U.S. audiences are definitely getting restless about the Beckham No-Show, which already includes Toronto and
could include D.C. and then New England. The only reason Beckham may play against D.C. is because RFK has natural grass, unlike Toronto and New England. "As a professional athlete, you can't play a
game like soccer on that sort of field," Becks said of artificial turf, which four the league's teams play on. "What it does to your body as a soccer player, you're in bits for three days after
The fact that RFK has grass will be a "huge" factor in the player's decision to play or not. And the decision will be his, despite the added pressure of yet another sellout crowd. "I can't really apologize for being injured because that's just the way of life in any sportsman's career," Beckham said, adding that he wasn't willing to risk another five weeks out with injury for 10-20 minutes on the field against D.C. "I'm doing everything possible to get fit, and that's all I can say."