Well I’m glad that that part of the plan to make soccer popular in the US is out of the way, as David Beckham finally scores his first MLS goal against the new San Jose Earthquakes, who, judging by the way they play, are on their way to becoming the worst team in the league.
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Manchester United are just made for these comebacks huh? A 5-3 thriller at White Hart Lane 6 years back….but not just any 5-3 game.
Commentator: Peter Drury
You mean to tell me you bench guys (Beckham and Paul Robinson), ineffective for the entire tournament, at the last minute?! McLaren deserved to be fired, because his conservative play and his inability to play consistent football killed them.
By the way, if anyone can explain to me how Man Utd lost to friggin Bolton, tell me.
I was hoping AA was kidding when he announced what David Beckham will do today. According to ESPN and reported on Awful Announcing, David Beckham will be a TV analyst for the MLS Primetime Thursday match up between LA Beckhams and Chivas USA. Beckham will be with Tommy Smyth, Eric “Can’t Shut Up” Wynalda, and Glenn “Not Big Baby” Davis for the ESPN televised event. I know Ibearg is probably annoyed that I’m a huge ESPN critic and blow up on them way too much, but I have no choice here.This is the boldness of these guys. ESPN refuses to think that anyone with a soccer passion and knowledge of a squirrel would watch the soccer game, before listening to four, FOUR, commentators. Beckham can barely speak to begin with, and the only reason why he’s likely there, is because ESPN is the only network keeping year 1 of Beckhammania alive.
Now, maybe if it were just Davis and Beckham, it would be somewhat watchable, but 4 talking heads??? Come on, who will watch that? The MLS is basically dependent on whether or not Beckham shows up, it’s just for ticket sales, not for his skill.
Please ESPN, you’re killing me, I want to the and disprove your simpleton thinking, but you keep proving that you guys are incapable of doing a lot of things soccer wise. Will I watch? I don’t need to watch 90 minutes of those 3 guys kissing Beckham.
Heck yeah, David Beckham is going to change US soccer in the span of 5 years. Looks like year 1 is off to a wonderful start. Haven’t won an MLS game with him, they lose in the Superliga final, and he gets injured during the final. Beckham strained his knee in the 30th minute as the LA Galaxy lost 1-1 (4-3 penalties) to Pachuca in Carson, California. So strained knee=4-6 weeks of missing action. My dad is a big soccer fan and played it after school all the time, he said that Beckham is injury prone. Not only is he right, but Beckham is 32, it’s not going to get any better. Maybe the MLS should focus less and less on marketing, and more and more on improving their players. Signing Beckham wasn’t for showing guys how it’s done, but for profit. Look how much attendance has jumped because of him. That’s not going to reflect well in the rest of the world. They (Europeans particularly), are probably thinking that we won’t sniff a soccer game unless there is a supposed big shot out there.
Speaking of attendance, it looks like they didn’t even sell out WITH Beckham starting. It’s a tournament final, they should be happy because they’re the pits of the MLS, and out of a 27,000 stadium, the grand total for a championship game was…..12,000. Most of them Pachuca fans. It’s an insult when it’s your home stadium, and yet there are more fans for the opposing team, than your own home team. Alexi Lalas has got 4 more years (possibly) of Beckham, if he can’t fix this now, it’s bye-bye to fans, and bye-bye to his job.
Source: CBS Sportsline
On a brighter note: Galaxy players wore black armbands in memory of Sevilla defender Antonio Puerta,who died on Tuesday of a heart attack. RIP Antonio Puerta.
I attempted to watch the LA Beckhams vs. Chivas USA on ESPN. Two things happened that set me off: One, a freaking WNBA playoff overtime game ran over the first 4 minutes. Two, Dave O’Brien and Eric Wynalda were commentating. O’Brien (AKA Can’t Shut Up #1) decided to call Beckham “heroic” for travelling from England all the way back to LA to play in his 2nd game in 2 days. Uhh….Dave, not only did Landon Donovan do the same thing (from Sweden), but European players do that all the time! Towards the end of the game, when the Beckhams were down 3-0, Wynalda (AKA Can’t Shut Up #2) said “I think the fans should start booing these guys.”. Nothing gets this dude happy. So I’ve given you the beginning of the game, and the end, now let’s talk about the rest.
* What’s up with showing the starting lineups 18 minutes into the game???!!!!! That is simpleton thinking in spite of the WNBA game
* Who cares that Chivas player Maykal Galindo likes Scarface and played soccer barefoot? I can’t stand the fact that they put up useless stats about these guys, in which I can easily look up at a computer.
* Bob Ley was part of the halftime crew. That I like very much. He can replace Dave and Rob Stone.
* Anyone else notice that whenever Beckham touched the ball, you would hear girly shrieks?
* I don’t need 15 camera angles for a soccer game, especially skycam. Why would you want an aerial view of soccer?
This is an absolute joke ESPN comes up with and passes off as soccer. If they’re the supposed “Worldwide Leader in Sports”, why don’t they air Rugby, Cricket, and the CFL?
Later on today, I’ll write an article about things ESPN can do to improve its image on a global standpoint.
Watch this classic video between the New York Red Bulls and the LA Beckhams. A very good match in front of 66,000 fans at Giants Stadium. At least 45,000 probably have zero idea of what soccer is.
Irritating FSC Commentary: Max Bretos and Christopher Sullivan.