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Becks, Landon All Good: Don’t Believe It

July 13th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Galaxy, soccer, Uncategorized

Today was the day David Beckham deigned to speak with the media after a Los Angeles Galaxy training center at Home Depot Center, and he said the spat between him and Galaxy captain Landon Donovan … is over.

Here is a link to a story on in which Becks says the barbs between the teammates are no big dealio.

Though he doesn’t actually say how the issues were resolved. Or what was said. Or when or where. Basically, we should all do as he says and forget about it, Becks says.

And if you think that’s the end of that, and now David and Landon are BFFs … well, wait till the club doesn’t make the playoffs and Beckham starts counting down the days (if he isn’t already) before he can escape back to AC Milan.

At least they won’t be getting in each other’s way before and after games.

Donovan’s locker was next to Beckham’s, at the HDC, through the 2008 season.

This year, however, Donovan has moved to the other side of the room. He says he didn’t ask to be transferred as far away from Becks as possible. Just a coincidence, apparently.

But, still, we have out there the stuff they said. And we have a Galaxy veteran, Donovan, who has regained the captain’s armband from Beckham and who actually cares about his current club. And then we have a prima donna English player at the end of his career who has no future with the Galaxy and essentially quit on the team the final two months of the 2008 season.

But it’s all going to be good, between them, from here on out.

Sure. Who could think otherwise?

The bloom is off the Beckham experiment. It failed. The sooner it is over, the better, and the sooner the organization can go back to the business of getting better — and not just trying to make Becks happy while attempting to move those last 10,000 Beckham jerseys.


4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Colin // Jul 13, 2009 at 2:02 PM

    Well said, Mr. Oberjuerge. Well said. All real Galaxy fans are counting down the days (much like Beckham is) to when Becks and his circus hit the road. My money says he doesn’t last long at AC Milan and finds some EPL team to run into the ground…

  • 2 Nell // Jul 13, 2009 at 2:21 PM

    Yeah, Bruce moved Landon’s locker when Landon was off with Bayern Munich. Go figure.

  • 3 Joseph D'Hippolito // Jul 14, 2009 at 4:16 PM

    Good points, Paul. Dealing with Beckham and Donovan will be Bruce Arena’s biggest challenge as a soccer coach — not trying to survive the World Cup or win an MLS Cup. I think he knows that; that’s why he brought it people like Kirovski, Berhalter, Sanneh and (especially) Lewis, who will not undermine him and who won’t get star-struck w/Beckham in the same locker room.

  • 4 soccer goals // Jul 24, 2009 at 4:01 PM

    me neither.

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