David Beckham made his debut for the L.A. Galaxy last night, entering the game in the 72nd minute with his team trailing D.C. United and down a man due to an earlier red card. As expected, his mobility was somewhat limited, but he showed flashes of the precision ball placement that once made him one of the best players in the world.
He supplied a little composure and one particularly sweet pass to Landon Donovan, but the abundance of weak links around him was too much to overcome as the Galaxy fell, 1-0… [In the 87th minute] Beckham's weighted ball from midfield nearly put Donovan through along the left side. United goalkeeper Troy Perkins was off his line aggressively, spilling Donovan while winning the risky challenge. Still, Beckham's pass was telling.
This is an outrage! I don't want to read about sellout crowds at MLS games and David Beckham's competitive fire raising the level play, dammit. I thought this coming-to-America thing was all about shopping on Rodeo Drive and sexy photo shoots and his wife's fake tits. Especially his wife's fake tits. What a crock.
[Photo by Eric McErlain before the game]