Real Madrid and David Beckham seemed to be on the outs with each other in January and February. But Real's rise to the top coincided with Beckham's inclusion in the starting lineup and subsequent stellar play.
It's no surprise then that some are wondering if he can stick around.
SI's Grant Wahl was in Madrid for Saturday's match and provides his always stellar commentary. He also brings up some dates that could conflict with England's schedule, including Nov. 18. The way the Galaxy is playing leads you to believe that the Galaxy stand no more of a chance than Tampa Bay to play in MLS Cup but with Beckham on the field the Galaxy's odds figure to rise.
The other games, though, will include the Galaxy. Home games against Colorado, Chivas USA, Toronto and New York could be played with Beckham in Europe somewhere. That would suck for the fans who bought those tickets with Becks in mind but it's a risk you take in soccer that is unique to soccer.