Thursday, September 24, 2009

9/24/09: Beckham May Miss Saturday's Crew Game. Women Across The State of Ohio Pray For A Miracle

The front office should encourage fans to wear black all the time, not because Danny O'Rourke is emo but because the look of the crowd that way is boss, oh yeah Beckham is injured too (Picture by Sam Fahmi).

According to Grahame Jones at the Los Angeles Times, David Beckham may be out of the lineup this weekend against the Crew with Achilles tendon issues. Unlike most fair weathered Columbus residents, who will be making that one time trek to Crew Stadium on Saturday to see their metrosexual demigod Beckham(yes I'm talking about any dude wearing a Galaxy jersey at Crew Stadium, you're secretly a wee bit gay), I see this as a good thing because Beckham was on fire last week for the Galaxy against Toronto FC getting a goal and an assist. Having him off the field gives the Crew a better chance to pick up points in a congested schedule. And, honestly that's all I care about.

On the other hand, Beckham just backed out of buying an ownership stake in Montreal's 2011 MLS franchise. So, since Beckham is going to own a MLS team quite likely in 2011 and the Hunts may be shopping, it would be a wasted opportunity to woo Beckham with Columbus's charm of beer cups and batteries. Beckham is an East End London type, his mum is a hairdresser and his dad is a kitchen fitter. Deep down I would assume he is slightly more charmed with a less upper crust fan base, ahem Nordecke, than a bunch of beltway businessmen masquerading as supporters such as LA or elsewhere.

If I got to whack-a-mole with any franchise, I would consider the fan base and the quality of the fan into the process as well. But, hey that's just me.

Anyways, here's the excerpt from Grahame Jones:
David Beckham did not travel with the Galaxy when it left for Columbus today and is likely to miss Saturday afternoon's game against the Crew in Ohio.

A spokesman for the English midfielder said Beckham had taken "a knock on his Achilles" tendon and was receiving treatment for the injury, which he described as minor.

The player will be evaluated on Friday, the spokesman said, after which a decision will be made on whether Beckham will fly to join the team in Columbus.

The midfielder turned in the best performance of his Major League Soccer career last Saturday, scoring one goal and creating the other in a 2-0 victory over Toronto FC in Carson.
The Galaxy has declined comment. Coach Bruce Arena will address the matter in Columbus on Friday, a team spokesman said.

Beckham made only a token appearance when the Galaxy took part in a bowling event on Tuesday evening and has not trained fully with the team this week.

He is not listed on the MLS injury list, but that list will be updated Friday ahead of the weekend's games.

1 comment:

  1. Oh landon where's your better half
    landon where's your better half
    oh landon where's your better half
    oh shit he isn't here!!

    we gotta do this! guarantee it gets to him. also interchangeable with "where's your captain at" to annoy further