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Beckham arrive to the MLS

Discussion in 'All Other Sports' started by ChargerRay, Jul 13, 2007.

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Does the arrival of David Beckham make you more interested in Soccer?

  1. Yes, I'll be checking out more soccer matches

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  2. No, soccer sucks

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  3. I'm already a soccer fan

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  1. ChargerRay

    ChargerRay Producer/Host of BoltTalk Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    Beckham arrives to the MLS League

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19729938/
     
  2. MtlBoltsFan

    MtlBoltsFan Jesse Ventura/Howard Stern 2016

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    Soccer kicks *** but it will never be popular in the states.
     
  3. Thumper

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    Have you ever been to a soccer match outside of the states or canada?
     
  4. TBF

    TBF BoltTalker

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    His wife is hot and, "YES" I would!
     
  5. Thread_Killer

    Thread_Killer Well-Known Member

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    What a handsome man he is.


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  6. sdchrger

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    If you're trying to bait someone into a fight, you'll have to do better than that. :no:
     
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  8. MtlBoltsFan

    MtlBoltsFan Jesse Ventura/Howard Stern 2016

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    No but they broadcast a lot of premiere league games on tv. BTW the USA just got their asses kicked by Austria at the Fifa under 20 world cup here in canada.

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  9. Trumpet_Man

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    I voted soccer sucks.

    The ONLY soccer game worth attending is when BRAZIL is playing. They get that conga drum and the scantily clad chicks struting their best come do me moves.
     
  10. Electric Chair

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    I love soccer, but MLS SUCKS.
     
  11. Thumper

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    Looks like Beckham has his work cut out for him.

    Beckham's LA Galaxy dismissed as pub team by media


    By Mike Collett

    LONDON, July 19 (Reuters) - David Beckham's new side LA Galaxy have been dismissed as a pub team by English reporters who watched their 3-0 loss to Mexican side Tigres in a friendly.

    The Sun newspaper on Thursday described them as a shambles and said: "Frankly, Becks' new team resembles a Sunday morning pub side.

    "When the ex-England skipper arrived at the Home Depot Center on a 125 million pounds ($256.6 million) deal last week he stated his ambition was to take U.S. football to a different level.

    "Little did he realise that on the evidence of Galaxy's 3-0 home defeat against Mexican side Tigres, lifting them to a level of rock bottom will be a major achievement."

    The verdict of The Times newspaper was just as damning.

    With Beckham unfit for the match with an injured ankle, The Times chief football correspondent Matt Dickinson wrote:

    "Beckham spent the match asking polite biographical details about his new colleagues. One question -- "how on earth do you expect me to improve that lot?" -- would have sufficed."

    There were only about 2,000 fans at Tuesday's match and The Times said the occasion was a "cold shower" for Beckham after the razzmatazz of his presentation last week.

    MISERABLE DISPLAY

    The Daily Telegraph also expressed fears for the England midfielder.

    "When Alexi Lalas (the LA Galaxy president), one of the most ardent champions of soccer in America, describes a display by his Los Angeles Galaxy side as "miserable and unacceptable" you know it is time for David Beckham to worry.

    "The Galaxy are in a tailspin, falling through the League and embarrassing themselves even in a mid-season friendly."

    The Daily Star added: "Forget the fact he is facing a fight to be fit for Saturday's high profile clash with Chelsea, the real battle is trying to turn Galaxy into anything that looks like a football team."

    Paul Hayward, the Daily Mail's chief sports writer, summarised the situation saying: "David Beckham is a Beverly Hills star in a skid row team.

    "No skyscraper of dollars can protect him from the realisation that he has not just dropped a couple of tiers so much as fallen 20 floors and woken up in the post room.

    "In mitigation, there are probably better days to come when hype's carnival has passed. But this week the MLS's "Beckham comes to America" blockbuster is in danger of ending up in the "turkey" section of Hollywood DVD shops."

    Galaxy are second bottom of the MLS Western conference, having won only three of 12 league matches this season.

    Beckham is expected to make his debut in the high-profile friendly against English FA Cup holders Chelsea on Saturday.
     
  12. MONDO.

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    Beckham is a pretty good player, but is more hyped up off the field than on. At this point in his career I'd compare him more to a Robert Horry type roll player not a LeBron, type superstar.

    Beckham has great placement on his long passes and corners, he is a great addition on a solid club like madrid where he made a solid contribution and helped them win the Champions leauge. Here he's more hyped by our stupid media because they dont have some other garbage to promote like a paris DUI or some other irrelevant crap.

    Here in the US leauge the MLS is comperable to the arena leauge in football. Yeah you may see some talent and some fun games but nothing legit.... Oh well id just as soon like to see as many champions in cali as possible / Chargers/Padres// Galaxy for MLS/ and already got hockey/ basketball, not so much damn spurs are and will stay dominant.
     

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