Friday, March 14, 2008
Carlos Ruiz didn't travel with the Galaxy to Texas to face his old team, FC Dallas. He suffered a slight hamstring strain yesterday, and the team decided to leave him home to rest as a precaution. So the drama of Ruiz versus the team he once captained is gone.
Beckham practiced today and looked fine, though he wasn't talking to the press. I spoke to Ruud Gullit and Abel Xavier, though.
Xavier is a good quote, actually. He's very articulate and the fact that he can produce intelligent statements in about six different languages is pretty remarkable. The marketing guys seem to like Xavier too, or maybe they just like how his hair pops against a dark background.