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Beckham blames the ref

The Los Angeles Galaxy are on a 6-game winless streak after falling Wednesday, 3-2, to San Jose despite eading 2-0 with 17 minutes left.

David Beckham, who's handball gave the Quakes a PK for their second goal, blamed referee Jair Marrufo.

“Unfortunately, we had someone in control of the game tonight that, every time we've had him, he wants to be the star, and that's what happens when you have a referee who wants to be on 'SportsCenter,' ” he said. "That was disappointing.

“Maybe the decision for the sending off, maybe it was [Hector Jimenez]. The penalty? Maybe it was. ... I just turned my back, and my arms were as close to me as they could be. They weren't outstretched -- yeah, it hit my hand, but it could have gone either way. [Ike Opara] falls on the ball in the penalty area, rolls over it a couple of times, touches it with his hand a couple of times. Everyone else sees it apart from the 'star.'"t

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