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All the hype and then his debut gets delayed by a sprained ankle, ooops...

Beckham day-to-day with bum ankle

CARSON, Calif. (AP) -- David Beckham was limited to some stretching and kicking drills because of a lingering ankle injury in his first practice Monday since joining the Los Angeles Galaxy.

He is scheduled to make his playing debut Saturday in an exhibition against Chelsea, but Galaxy coach Frank Yallop said the superstar midfielder is day-to-day.

"His ankle is quite swollen," Yallop said. "We're hoping it recovers quickly and he can have some part in the game."

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Saturday's game, part of the four-team World Series of Football, is sold out and ESPN will televise it live, using 19 cameras to track Beckham.

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Saturday's game, part of the four-team World Series of Football, is sold out and ESPN will televise it live, using 19 cameras to track Beckham.

And 99.4% of the nation won't even notice.

aw c'mon now infrared....

.... that percentage is too low :upside:

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All the hype and then his debut gets delayed by a sprained ankle, ooops...

Beckham day-to-day with bum ankle

CARSON, Calif. (AP) -- David Beckham was limited to some stretching and kicking drills because of a lingering ankle injury in his first practice Monday since joining the Los Angeles Galaxy.

He is scheduled to make his playing debut Saturday in an exhibition against Chelsea, but Galaxy coach Frank Yallop said the superstar midfielder is day-to-day.

"His ankle is quite swollen," Yallop said. "We're hoping it recovers quickly and he can have some part in the game."

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Saturday's game, part of the four-team World Series of Football, is sold out and ESPN will televise it live, using 19 cameras to track Beckham.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA the LA fallacy get their big debut spoilt. fiiiiiive nillllllllllllllllllllll, you'll lose five-nilllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

san jose earthquakes FTW!

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san jose earthquakes FTW!

WHO? Oh that's right. You couldn't keep your franchise! Still bitter that we stole Donovan away?

Also I believe the Earthquakes last match was a tie which earned you a loss on aggregate to the Galaxy thus ending your existence.

I do hope you get your team back though. Matches between the two clubs have been some of the best in MLS history. It would be nice to renew the rivalry.

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san jose earthquakes FTW!

WHO? Oh that's right. You couldn't keep your franchise! Still bitter that we stole Donovan away?

Also I believe the Earthquakes last match was a tie which earned you a loss on aggregate to the Galaxy thus ending your existence.

I do hope you get your team back though. Matches between the two clubs have been some of the best in MLS history. It would be nice to renew the rivalry.

... and the timing couldn't be better.... ^_^

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/writ...turn/index.html

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If Beckham doesn't play the Home Depot Center is gonna go down in flames that night. I'm sure I wont be the only fan who would be absolutely livid that they paid 50 bucks to watch some novelty league game and NOT see Beckham play. :mad:

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san jose earthquakes FTW!

WHO? Oh that's right. You couldn't keep your franchise! Still bitter that we stole Donovan away?

Also I believe the Earthquakes last match was a tie which earned you a loss on aggregate to the Galaxy thus ending your existence.

I do hope you get your team back though. Matches between the two clubs have been some of the best in MLS history. It would be nice to renew the rivalry.

the sole reason we got our team stolen from us, and because you're a fallacy fan, i'll be sure to go nice and slow for ya, is that AEG, the same people who own your excuse for a soccer club, didnt get a music/entertainment venue of their own up here, so they took their ball as it were, and went home like children.

our attendance was decent, there was no prolbems there. AEG never seemed to want to own us in the first place. it's the :censored:ing same as the cleveland browns. what AEG tried to do was say to san jose state, "give us a stadium on your property that you have no control of booking in, and you'll keep your team."

obviously, that was a non-starter. AEG treated us like a :censored:ing third world country, and we HATED them. we still do. and we'll ALWAYS hate the fallacy, at least all true quakes fans do.

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Why is watching Beckham play any more worthy of fifty dollars than watching Robben or Drogba?

Exactly, even if Beckham wasn't playing, I'd still go. It's a chance to see freakin' Chelsea stateside. Why miss out on that???

Too bad pro soccer goes virtually ignored in these parts :(

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I honestly dont get the hype, Beckham is past his prime and the MLS is a fly by night league, that would be like AA compared to the top Euro Leagues.

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In the topic subtitle, don't you mean, "What will adidas and ESPN do?"

Exactly! He is signed with adidas.

And I'm sure, all day, they dream about Becks.

As for missing his first match, Beckham must have decided he didn't want his debut to be upstaged by some fictional kid wizard after all.

Either that, or he's looking for an excuse to get the day off to read that book himself.

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I honestly dont get the hype, Beckham is past his prime and the MLS is a fly by night league, that would be like AA compared to the top Euro Leagues.

I'll give you that Becks is past his prime, but I don't think anyone, and I mean anyone, thinks they are getting the best player in the world in the MLS. Hell, they don't think they are getting one of the top 50 players in the league. Truth is, there are better players in the MLS NOW!

People aren't excited for that. They are excited to the worlds most popular athlete...period. There still aren't any bigger than him and he's "past his prime." He's bigger than Jordan was. The whole point of the MLS getting Beckham was for the exposure to the world. If Beckham can move soccer in America to even 25% of what it is in other countries (popularity wise), he'll have been more than worth the money to the league and to the sport in America. Once the exposure goes up, there isn't any reason in reality that the MLS couldn't start competeing for the top soccer players in the world, and I don't mean American Soccer players.

This would be like Shaq going to play in the Euroleague for basketball. Or Nomar going to Austrailia to play baseball. Players that are past their prime, but are so popular they could change the landscape of a sport in another country.

And the MLS is fly-by-night if a night is 20 years long. Of course I guess that's one of the ways some of your conservitive friends try interprete the Bible as historical fact... Sorry, no matter how scared you are of soccer (for whatever reason) its hear to stay. Believe it or not everyone younger than me grew up playing soccer, not little league.

I still don't understand the soccer-hatred in this country. Not one bit. Whats wrong with another leauge? Everyone wants another football league be it Indoor or Spring, why can't soccer be that other football league? I understand if you watch it and its not your cup of tea, and usually all I ask is people watch a game with someone that understands it a bit and can explain some things. And if you don't like it...that's not a big deal. But why the constant attack on the sport in america? There are plenty of sports fans that don't like baseball, basketball, or racing, but I rarely hear anyone want those things to just die a slow death. I know I'm not a big fan of the NBA (although I'm starting to get into it) or NASCAR or even WWE....but I don't go to sites or threads about those sports and ask "Who cares, Nascar is a flash in the pan and it will die soon, and I can't wait!!! Save your money you stoopid hicks!!!"

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