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Becks' Soccer Debut For LA Galaxy

Becks' Soccer Debut For LA Galaxy

David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy joins his team on the field on Saturday with less than 20 minutes left in the game against Chelsea FC. FC beat Galaxy 1-0.

“It’s a great day for the club. I’m pleased to get out there,” Becks said in a postgame interview. “That was incredible. I’m happy to be here.”

Wife Victoria and her manager Simon Fuller sat in their seats in a luxury box with the Beckham boys.

Other celebrity spectators included Eva Longoria, Tom Cruise’s mother Mary Lee Mapother South, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Drew Carey, movie producer Brian Grazer, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and English actors John Hurt and Ray Winstone.

Scope out this hilarious sign one spectator held up during the game: “I didn’t come to see BECKHAM”.

15+ pictures inside of Becks making his Galaxy debut…

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# 1
oh beck footballs coming @ 07/22/2007 at 2:31 am

Beck played last 20 min. not suprise he is worried bout old injuries. I wish he would shave that black beard of his.
Posh dark roots are showing and she should nix the harsh bottle blonde it ages her and makes her look orangy.
Eva the fame ho-re is a celeb wanna be,and Jennifer love Hewette is so yesterday & no more.

# 2

he looks great! i’m exciting about his first game.

# 3

Is this sh*t over yet?????????

Enough of the Beckhams and the Cruises please…can we get some normal couples in here…Damons, Smiths, etc….enough with all the PR seeking attenion wh*re couples!

ENOUGH!

# 4

Keep it coming!!!!! I LOVE THEM AND THE TV RATINGS ARE HIGH SO it shows PEOPLE WANT MORE David,his family and TomKat.

# 5

i was there.. and vic sat behind me… she was smiling and waving to the fans and suddenly after the game finished she was out from the box seat to meet the fans..she is so beautiful in person..everybody said that..better in person than the pic…

# 6

What a full life those aspiring friends of the Beckhams must have to show up for a soccer match…one of the most boaring sport events on the face of the earth.

# 7

This is why football will never take off in America! Chelsea beat Galaxy and not FC. FC stands for Football Club. *groan and rolling of eyes*. If four of the best players in the world who joined Galaxy in the 70ies to 80ies couldnt turn you Yanks to fans, Becks doesnt have a chance in hell. Nothing personal David – it’s a lost cause.

# 8

scott..are u insane or what? people who dont like soccer is stupid.. everybody who showed up today they realize soccer is a major sport… if it is a boring sport how come all of the countries in the world likes soccer except USA? so you say all of people in every countries other than USA are stupid because they like boring games or u think people in USA is knows everything and think they are always rite? u are the one who suppose to understand what soccer is…or maybe your parents is ****-ED up, cannot tell u what is good and what is boring really means..

# 9

I rest my case.

brangaloonie @ 07/22/2007 at 4:09 am

americans don’t like soccer ’cause they will have to endure at least 45 min. without getting to stuff their fat faces with some greasy food, that makes them even fatter (and dumber) than they already are.

they like sports with build in “eating-breaks”.
that is also the reason i seriously doubt soccer is ever going to make it over in fatty-land.
people are just too damn hungry over there.

Hhhm…not really interested for them but it doesnt mean i hate them. i’m kinda warming up to victoria…but not david. i don’t care much about him. too bad his team lost…must’ve really sucked. and talk about celebrities! that is a long list. did they come to watch beckham? tom cruise probably did.

awaitingmoderation @ 07/22/2007 at 4:31 am

americans don’t like soccer because it doesn’t have all those built-in eating breaks.
45 min without getting to stuff you face with greasy food is way too long for the standard american fat-guy.

that’s why i doubt soccer will ever make it big over there.
american people are just way to hungry.

“…a soccer match…one of the most boaring sport events on the face of the earth.”
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whatever u call it, football (or named SOCCER in usa) is the most popular sport in the whole world, i mean the real entire world from asia, africa, australia, europe and south america.

Borat Chickfan @ 07/22/2007 at 4:57 am

Oh my even though Galaxy lost I think it would have been a real treat to be there just to see all the celebrities and especially Suri Cruise. That baby is fricking beautiful and these pictures are so cute! Too bad I can’t afford tickets to any games.

I agree with nokia, this is what i hear everytime someone meets Victoria.

Becks! Great to see him play even for a while. I very much felt for him when he went down on the ground. Damn that other guy! I know it’s part of the game but still it was an exhibition and up until then, Becks was running with caution and everyone else seemed to give him space as well. I hope he’s alright. But anyway, he looked great as always.

wonder if it feels strange for him now when he sit on the substitute bench, in madrid they had luxury chair and in L.A he got a wood bench to sit on…

I agree with JJ, the football is the most popular sport in all the world
ALA MADRID!

beckham , good lucky!!!

remember da truth @ 07/22/2007 at 8:53 am

I agree with Drew Carey — you have to see it live to “get it” and also understand it better. Also, all over America kids play soccer all the time, and it’s not until junior high when the boys can play football that they stop. That’s why women’s soccer made it first in the US.

JC, if you think that Beckham won’t change the game, apparently you didn’t see a SELL OUT CROWD for a frickin’ EXHIBITION!! Of course he won’t make soccer as appealing as baseball or football, but it won’t be completely forgotten anymore, either. It takes more than good players, or we would all be watching the Brits play on BBC America and the South Americans on Telemundo! It takes charisma and star power, and obviously, Beckham has that.

That guy who tackled him forgot that it wasn’t supposed to be like a championship game and as the announcers said, it was understood “stay away from Beckham” because that’s what the night was about. This was supposed to be a gentleman’s game. I think a lot of the fouls were because Chelsea is so far superior and they just couldn’t help it. Show Americans how to play good soccer with a superior team, but no need to take out a player they weren’t even going to see the rest of the season and deliberately do something that could cause injury.

Of course Chelsea won — Galaxy is a crap team, and Chelsea is one of the best in Europe. So it was more about Beckham make a debut, and Chelsea show Americans how to play soccer. It was a great game, and there were a lot of celebs there besides who were interviewed or shown on camera. Great way to start the season for Beckham and the Galaxy!

[~Famous~] @ 07/22/2007 at 8:54 am

Everyone was there – Everyone watched it.
Beck’s made LA million before he even stepped off the plane.
High ratings – more money to be made.

I see how some people build up a hype that isn’t really there. Good stuff. Anyway, football/soccer is quite an interesting sport, especially during the bigger tournaments.

Fans ????? @ 07/22/2007 at 9:31 am

When TV has to keep showing the wife and questioning when she will take off her sunglasses than the sport will never survive. EVA was there just to remind all the audience that soccer is as boring as the NBA final was this year(which had some of the lowest ratings ever)

This was a one day event that’s why there was excitement. BTW none of the excitement was on the field. Beckham will makes his money and go home. Soccer will still be in the same place in American’s heart…nowhere to be seen.

What were the ratings?

12 awaitingmoderation : 07/22/2007 at 4:31 am
americans don’t like soccer because it doesn’t have all those built-in eating breaks.
45 min without getting to stuff you face with greasy food is way too long for the standard american fat-guy.

that’s why i doubt soccer will ever make it big over there.
american people are just way to hungry.

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Now thats rotflmao funny!! hehehe. As an American, its could be true. Seriously, if soccer is so popular why are they bringing it here. What is America – the validation of sports! Persoanlly, I dont think its gonna make it, besides the non-food breaks, what is exciting about it? They run up and down the field and the scoring is always low. Do they fight like hockey? Do they 360 slam dunk the soccer ball in the nets, can you kick the ball out of the park?

I mean if it comes on local TV, I will at least try. But c’mon the audience and wife got more attention that the players. NOT GOOD!

IMO

Seen it last night on espn! He needs to get off that ankle, before it gets worse. David is so damn handsome! Love his smile.

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