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Beckham Benched Again

Beckham Benched Again

L.A. Galaxy midfielder David Beckham officially announced at a press conference on Saturday that he will not be playing in the soccer match against Toronto FC on Sunday.

Beckshas been out of commission with an ankle injury but was at practice early today, icing his sore spots.

Some 20,500 sports fans with tickets are going to be disappointed!

But there is some hope. Galaxy coach Frank Yallop was a little ambiguous and said will “probably not” play. “We’ll see,” he said. “He’s still pretty sore.”

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  • Dirty Cougar

    First! HOTNESS!!!! P$SH is a lucky beautiful gal!

  • Cynthia

    He’s gorgeous, his smile is sooo sexxy and disarming,you go Posh!

  • Sarah

    Lmao, he’s such a pointless addition to the team. Just come back to the UK!

  • money on the bank-for doin nothing

    No Surprise, No Suprise-
    Beck is laughing his @ss off at us Americans.
    Beck’s laughing his @ss straight to the bank!!!!

  • bri

    this is complete and utter bullshit. becks shouldn’t even be here in Toronto. Yes, we want to see him play but this is just ridiculous. The ankle swells up due to all the air travel. he should be in LA resting up. He’s not some friggin show pony that they can just bring out to appease stupid “fans”. i dont know what the hell the Galaxy’s trying to pull.

  • Grana

    Its their own bloody fault for playing him against Chelsea when he clearly wasnt fit. Now he’s probably going to miss Englands game against Germany too, which is a hige shame.

    I hope his ankle heals up soon.

  • vicky-icky needs 2 go

    he is soooo hot. I won’t be able to see any of the L.A Galaxy matches 4 a while sooo just watching him for now is fine

  • [~Famous~]

    Po$h** Lol

  • black

    His hair is going back and back and back…..

  • [~Famous~]

    Is someone mad he doesnt have tire marks on his forehead? Lol

  • Kearnie

    See…this is why I think Beckham is not going to succeed in the USA.

    All of the above posts are about his looks and nada or hardly anything about his skill – soccer.

  • TR

    This dope is never going to do shit for soccer in the U.S. if he doesn’t start playing. He’s a pussy. He’s all over LA at parties and getting his coffee but he can’t play 10 mins at any games?? I say the Galaxy should get a refund and send him and robo tits back home. We don’t need these fools in LA.

  • Orange Clockwork

    What a tool.

  • Lica

    Love U a lot (L)

  • JJJJJJ

    Some of you are so stupid, the guy is injured! Its not his fault he cant play, is Galaxys for pressuring him into playing so early against Chelsea. If they would of waited he would of been fit by now.

  • http://www.redcarpetfashionawards.blogspot.com Fashion Critic

    Good he is clearly not fit and I don’t know why they made him travel all that way. He is not a show pony, he is an athlete and should have been allowed to stay at home and recuperate like any normal athlete.

    How many teams – in any sport – take an injured player on tour?

    I blame the Galaxy and Fuller.

  • http://www.redcarpetfashionawards.blogspot.com Fashion Critic

    11 I agree…American’s are only interested in how hot he is. They don’t give a shit about the ‘Beautiful Game’.

    The new season starts in the UK next week with the Charity Shield tomorrow. CAN’T WAIT.

  • Grana

    Yes TR, I really do think you’re onto something here. If he can buy a morning coffee before he heads into training then surely he can run around for 90 minutes on an ankle thats agony. *rolls eyes* My GOD!

  • Beth

    HOTTEST MAN EVER!

    I hope his ankle gets better soon, though I iwsh people would stop rushing him, he has a SPRAINED ankle!

  • ha

    oh wow he is getting really old, all wrinkles…how old is he? I thought he was in his early 30′s..he looks more in his mid 40′s..david i think its time for some botox.

  • Oh Please

    He only has a sprained ankle. Those take 6- 8 weeks to heal. Jesus. Go talk to athelets in America who tape their ankles up, put their cups on and get the hell out there and play. GMAFB.

    I knew this was going to happen as soon as they said he was injured and iffy to play that he’d milk it for as long as he could. Flying makes it swell. Guess what dude, you came to to country that’s landscape is VAST. You could fit all of the UK in New Jersey.

  • Oh Please

    I don’t know why they made him travel all that way. He is not a show pony, he is an athlete and should have been allowed to stay at home and recuperate like any normal athlete.
    ===================================================================

    What? ALl athelets travel with the TEAM injured or otherwise. He’s no different

  • Hulla

    He has a 5 year contract.
    Let the man heal for a few days in peace.

    Jesus.

  • Oh Please

    He won’t be here for 5 years. Guaranteed

  • He’s a wuse

    Some of you UK’rs kill me. Boo Hoo.

    He only has a sprained ankle. Tell that to the guys who make more millions them him who’ve played with broken fingers, bad backs, sprained and FRACTURED ankles, elbows, concussions you name it.

    It’s a sprain, not a break or a stress fracture. He’s a whimp

  • You know

    If his ankle was that bad he’d be walking around with an air cast and he isn’t. He doesn’t even have the thing taped. I think he’s full of sh*t. If his ankle was that bad he’d have something on it to support it and help it’s healing. He doesn’t. There’s your answer. The Galaxy is only covering for him as is MLS. It makes them all look like the amateur sport that soccer is.

  • http://www.wentworthmilleronline.com Lydia

    I swear, they pull this ankle bullsh!t (not that I think he’s faking it) when Galaxy comes here in Vancouver in October somebody is going to have a cow. I’ll demand my money back. Hell I know it’s a friendly but if he doesn’t play for a least 45 mins, I’ll still demand my money back.

  • TR

    Dear Grana: are you that stupid?? He is photographed running in and out of every coffee house in LA. If the pain was SO bad, he’d be at home with his leg up or we’d see pix of him coming in and out of physical therapy. We don’t. And, reports stated he was dancing at that party Tom Queer and Katie the Robot threw so if he’s in such pain, he’s doing a great job of hiding it. Shut up you are probably some fool from England who thinks he’s Jesus.

  • TR

    Dear Grana: are you that stupid?? He is photographed running in and out of every coffee house in LA. If the pain was SO bad, he’d be at home with his leg up or we’d see pix of him coming in and out of physical therapy. We don’t. And, reports stated he was dancing at that party Tom Queer and Katie the Robot threw so if he’s in such pain, he’s doing a great job of hiding it. Shut up you are probably some fool from England who thinks he’s Jesus.

  • Beth

    Wow, what part of sprained ankle don’t some people get?!?

    He has had it wrapped and in ice packs for days. He is working on getting it better, going to the gym, etc. These sprains always take at least 6, but usually 8 weeks to heal. He isn’t superman!!!

    And walking is different from running and kicking a ball and tackling!

  • Beth

    Wow, what part of sprained ankle don’t some people get?!?

    He has had it wrapped and in ice packs for days. He is working on getting it better, going to the gym, etc. These sprains always take at least 6, but usually 8 weeks to heal. He isn’t superman!!!

    And walking is different from running and kicking a ball and tackling! I cant believe some people!

  • Oh Well

    Yeah alot of us in the US don’t give a flying sh.t about soccer
    or the Beckhams Sooooo it’s our choice. Maybe in the UK they don’t
    like..er..LOVE baseball like we do Sooooo their choice.

    He is getting paid the big bucks to show his face weather he plays
    or not, if he was so dedicated to the game he would have stayed
    where he was truly appreciated. but then again it was a no brainer
    loyalty or cash, hmmmmm yeah David I’m beginning to feel you, your
    not as dumb as you look.

  • bri

    umm…UKers? I dont think that’s how you refer to the English and btw I’m not a “UKer”. And who’s making millions more than him? I thought everyone was complaining about how much he’s getting paid cuz he’s currently one of the highest paid athletes around. And he HAS played with the sprain, when he played in the last La Liga fixture. I’d love to see all you bitches get up from behind your computers and run on a sprained ankle for over 45 minutes non-stop, take a 15 minute break and then do it again for another 45. And while you’re running those 8 miles per game you can also try lobbing a soccer ball with accurate percision every once in a while and we’ll see how you get on then.

    football an amateur sport? are you out of your damn mind? world cup was first held in 1930. Some of the club sides have been around since late 1800′s. Now I don’t know bout you but I don’t consider a 200 year run amateur.

    and besides…galaxy have already made back what they’ve spent on Becks in ticket sales and shirt sales. and as for endorsements, he’d have got paid regardless of what team he played for. AND what gives you the grounds to demand a refund? you aren’t paying for a slice of becks, your supposed to be paying to support your team. and you think vancouver fans will be pissed? I’m not looking forward to the English reaction if he can’t play against Germany in two weeks time. now that’s an important game, even if it is a friendly.

  • RabidPooch

    Actually it is a dog and pony show. My hunny is a soccer fan and HUGE Manchester United fan. He thinks it is no big deal if Beckham stays home, cuz the guys in Europe never travel while injured.

    The PROBLEM here is ….Beckham HAS been sold as a dog and pony show, to make more money for the US~Canadian teams and to make soccer more popular in the US.

    If their GOLDEN BOY doesn’t at least make an appearance, all that marketing and celebrity pow-wow-ing…..isn’t going to bring in the big bucks for his owners.

    It just pisses the fans off to have to pay like 40% more for tickets (where Beckham was supposed to play and didn’t even make an appearance)…for no stinking reason.

  • bri

    Dear Grana: are you that stupid?? He is photographed running in and out of every coffee house in LA. If the pain was SO bad, he’d be at home with his leg up or we’d see pix of him coming in and out of physical therapy. We don’t. And, reports stated he was dancing at that party Tom ***** and Katie the Robot threw so if he’s in such pain, he’s doing a great job of hiding it. Shut up you are probably some fool from England who thinks he’s Jesus.

    —–

    A] he’s been photographed in the SAME coffee shop at the most 5 or 6 times before practice.

    B] he can still walk on the ankle stupid.

    C] you don’t see pix of him in and out of training and massage because media is banned from training grounds unless training is open to public on the specific day

    D] he can’t dance.

    E] not from england. never been. probably never will.

  • Grana

    TR:

    Is your problem with him buying a coffee every morning or him being PHOTOGRAPHED buying a coffee every morning. If its the latter than maybe you should start realising that they don’t leave him alone and everywhere he goes we’re gonna have pictures. The reason we don’t have pictures of him coming in and out of physio sessions is possibly because LA Galaxy have all the expertise within their training complex. If you want to believe he was dancing the night away then be my guest but anybody who has paid attention to David Beckham over the past 5 years whould know a. he doesnt like dancing and b. hes a model professional that will do everything possible to get himself fit.

    I AM from the UK but beleive me, I have hated on him a lot over the past 4 years but only when he has actually done something to anger people. He’s done nothing wrong here. He’s been carrying this injury since the 6th June so its a little more than a sprained ankle. If he was being a drama queen about all this do you really think he would have cut short his final game at the Bernabeu? Use your common sense. He wants to make his MLS debut, he wants to play for LA Galaxy but at the moment, its not possible. As he said himself, he’s there for 5 years not 5 games so give him a god damn break and treat him with some respect. Europe manages to.

  • Jayne

    Actually a sprain can be much worse than a break, particually if like beckham has the ligament has reputured completley. A full ruptured ligament can take upto and beyond 8 weeks to heal whereas a break can heal within 4-6 weeks so before you all slate the man learn the background of his injury.

    And walking to get his coffee doesnt show hes not injured, walking is alot less stress full than tackling,jumping running changing direction..all the things he will have to do when playing.

    Hes there for 5 years, if LA Galaxy want to play him on injuries his career will be over within 18months, hes not a robot, his body needs time to recover proberly otherwise he’ll keep breaking down and missing matches

  • chay

    has to be the most expensive bench warmer, no?

  • Cynthia

    I was told that a sprained ankle takes time to heal because the achielles muscle is very delicate, to the point that if you sever it you will never walk normal again. You will limp for the rest of your life. I understand why he is not permitted to play, but to just be a mascot somewhat.

  • EWWWW

    All that money and he gets injured. The lights are dimming already for Posh & Becks. Supposed he can’t play for the rest of the season?
    By the way what is up with the weird eyes he has going on? Is his leeft eye a glass eye? It’s twice the size of the right one.

    http://justjared.buzznet.com/gallery/photos.php?yr=2007&mon=08&evt=beckham-conference&pic=david-beckham-press-conference-02.jpg

  • bella

    This is ok now but oh Lord please let him be alright to play in New York. Hopefully, he isn’t forced into playing tomorrow if not ready.

  • Cynthia

    No, the lights isn’t dimming for the Beckhams, their feet are planted firmly in their careers. Whether David play next month or next year, he will still get paid because hollywood wants him. Hell, he’s already endorsing the Razr, hello.

  • kiti

    He was ready to be retired in Madrid. This is all being done for money, not for sport.

  • Corry

    He’s really HOT with gorgeous smile!!!
    Dont’t play if your ankle ism’t well..please…

  • cammi

    I get him being injured, it happens, and it’s different to buy coffee than to play soccer.

    BUT… MAYBE if he and his anorexic sour-pussed fug wife were not such publicity hogs, trying to become celebrities upon stepping off the plane in the US, then he would not be judged so harshly.

    We get it.. he is freaking hot… but is he a model, actor, celebrity or a soccer player?

    Posh and David remind me of Tom and Katie, constantly in front of th camera loving the side show, then whining about how the paparazzi follows them.

    Sour pussed Posh doing a freaking reality show about her move to the US … who the f*ck cares? And then they post nearly naked simulating sex poses. Gee, you think these two want to be celebrities desperately or what?

    Yes and dancing with that freak couple of Tommy and Katie who live for being celebrities and then not being able to play, just looks weird.

    These two are huge in the UK, we get it! We get soccer is a huge deal in Europe, but it’s not a huge deal here. We have football that is the national obsession. Neither is good or bad, it just is a fact we are not obsessed with the UK version of foot ball.

    Trying to force feed people of the US with the idea that the Beckhams are celebrities and we are supposed to equate them with other movie stars, is just stupid and annoying to me.

    If they had come over without pushing for the spotlight, they would have been noticed anyway, since they are huge celebrities overseas.

    If sourpuss Posh who has no real career except doing her cheating hubby and walking around with her kids in designer clothes, had not gone for the reality show route, if both of them had not done that stupid photo shoot, and if they did not make sure all of the press was ready to attack by telling them when they were arriving, then I could deal with them.

    The had to make sure their kids were not even getting off the freaking plane with them because THEY had to forwarn the paparrazi they were coming.

    Sorry but when you go to the extremes they did to try to be celebrities before even getting here, and then whine when you are under the microscope because you are out partying with the most obnoxious celebrity spotlight hogging jerks – Tomass and Katiezombie, then you have brought it on yourself.

    I get he may end up being a draw, but Pele did not make soccer a big hit here, and no guy, no matter how hot is going to make a sport a huge deal by himself. And no ex member of some stupid D list girls group who does nothing but try to show off and be a celebrity, is going become a huge deal either just by being here.

    They brought this kind of attention on themselves purposely and they will have to deal with people criticizing them.

    I actually hope he is a big failure here, because of the fact he came here not wanting to play soccer, but to be a star and his fug wife and he both thought their publicists could force feed them on us.

  • Grana

    When have they ever complained about the papparazzi? They never do and they have both accepted its part of their lives. However when its directed at their kids, they will complain and they have every right to.

    And if David is passionate about anything, he’s passionate about football so to say he went over there to be star is incorrect. Its a huge challenge for him but he has always risen to a challenge and done better for it. His wife is a different story. I personally don’t think he would have moved to LA if it wasnt for her but that doesnt mean he isnt fully committed to the task of making ‘soccer’ more popular in the US.

    A model, actor, celebrity or a football player? Football player first and foremost, celebrity and I suppose you could say model but no more than any other famous person with endorsments. Actor isnt even on that list, he can’t act. Enough said.

    Cammi I do see your point entirely but what I think you have to realise, concerning David, is that all the attention on him started mainly because he can do something quite brilliant on a football pitch. Yes, Victoria has had a hand in it all but if he was a footballer playing in the English 3rd division, nobody would give a sh*t, even if he was married to ‘Posh Spice’ However, playing for not only Manchester United but also Real Madrid – the two biggest clubs in the world – means that attention is on him everywhere he goes. All he ever wanted was to be a famous footballer and everything else is just what came with it.

  • eripaige

    I don’t get the hotness thing with this guy…where is it exactly? And his wife scares me…really, really scares me.

  • http://speedmonkey.net Speedmonkey.net

    #6 – do you really think Becks will ever play for England again? There is no way he’ll ever be in the same league as the rest of the world players. Are you telling me that Landon Donovan can challenge him like a Figo, or Ronaldo… they buzz is already fading over here in LA and by next year, he’ll be off the front page. They really messed up with this one…keep him home and out of the papers until he is all healed and let him play next year.

  • Grana

    Of course the standard of football is lower but if he can keep his fitness up then there is no reason he can’t play again. His game has never been about speed, its about accuracy and vision and whether he’s playing with Donovan or Zidane, thats not going to change. I think he will play again for England but the real question to ask is if McClaren will call him up for Euro 2008. I don’t think he will myself.

  • crackitis647383

    I have heard that the REAL reason The Beckhams moved to LA is because David wants to take part in the gay orgies that his friends Tom Cruise, Will Smith and John Travolta take part in.
    Isn’t it odd that four men with questionable sexual histories always get together?