Perspectives on the beautiful game of soccer; fueled by enormous amounts of coffee
Beckham still looks a little gimpy, he was definitely slower than usual to "get stuck in" on defense, as they would say at his house, and he wasn't getting enough power under his strikes to make his service as dangerous as usual. I thought he looked more frustrated with himself than with his teammates in the end. I'm hoping this wasn't another premature health risk -- this time to get him back for ESPN/MLS' last Thursday night TV hoedown.Wasn't Angel going fierce for his 20th goal? Great to watch and pretty good job by the Galaxy to keep him out of the nets.
I'll have to disagree a little with your assessment of Becks' play. I didn't think his passes were precise at all and it's a little disingenuous to lay the blame at his teammates' feet. And his corners were particularly poor. I do agree, though, that he was slow.Having said that, though, I don't fault Beckham. He was clearly rusty and it's excusable. I'm sure he's determined to play better in his next game, though.I also don't fault Frank for putting him in. You can't leave a player like Becks on the bench in a tight game.
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