David Beckham Unapologetic About Fan Incident

It has been a motif throughout his career, and David Beckham has again done the seemingly impossible.  He made a group of soccer fanatics sound gracious and mature.

Asked about picking a fight with one of his own fans, Beckham was unequivocal and unapologetic.

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The Beckham Experiment: Grant Wahl Fulfilling His Own Prophecy?

David Beckham escalated a conflict, placing himself and others in danger.  He picked a fight with a fan against former teammates, during a friendly, at home and in the most mellow sports city in the United States.  Puerile and desperate, his act hardly screams complacency.  The Beckham experiment looks destructive, doomed and predestined for cataclysm.  At least to those of us on the outside, it didn’t a few weeks ago. (Continued)

Beckham Returns and Was Not That Bad

Beckham GalaxyDavid Beckham returned to the LA Galaxy last night, playing the first 70 minutes of their 3-1 defeat of the New York Red Bulls.  It was his first match since AC Milan’s season finale on May 31, his first in MLS since a 2-2 draw with Dallas on Oct. 26, 2008.  Measured AP Sports Writer Ronald Blum offers a different opinion, but his performance was not bad. (Continued)

Don’t Blame Beckham’s England Career

David Beckham gave a press conference, concerning his return to the LA Galaxy.  After Grant Wahl confronted him, the meme became how Beckham’s England career adversely affected his commitment to MLS.  Beckham has been culpable for much since his arrival in the US.  However, criticizing him playing for England is unfair.

Beckham misses MLS-time for international duty.  Every international player misses MLS time, because MLS does not honor FIFA’s international breaks.

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Relationships Gone Wrong: Beckham and Donovan Duel

landy-and-becksSoccer has finally arrived in America.  The world’s biggest star and the biggest star of the U.S. National Team are teammates in an American league, making headlines internationally.  Unfortunately, the headlines stem from a risible feud that’s as public as it is juvenile.  The initial salvo came from Landon Donovan, who made disparaging remarks about David Beckham in Grant Wahl’s new book, The Beckham Experiment…. Relationships Gone Wrong: Beckham and Donovan Duel, MLS the Loser

OB: Americans are Heroic and Beckham Sets a Record

Americans Are Heroic and Beckham Sets a Record: Here is the roundup from a tepid international soccer weekend.  The U.S. fought back in the final 20 minutes to draw with El Salvador.  Beckham set record for most England caps by an outfield player.  Pele debuted with a lad.  Elton John is funding Watford’s transfers with a benefit concert.  Disaster at an Ivory Coast match.