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Shaking Hands with David Beckham

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By now, you’ve probably seen and read about the David Beckham incident where he approached the Riot Squad, a boisterous group of LA Galaxy fans who congregate in the corner of the stadium. Apparently, the group had been giving Beckham the business, although, according to the much-maligned midfielder, one or some fans went over the line, and he decided he’d, well, I’m not sure what his intentions were, but according to Beckham, he says he was going over to make peace:

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US Continues Futility Against England

Our friends across the pond are framing this particular — and typical — beatdown of US Soccer as redemption for John Terry, who, when we last saw him, was missing a penalty that had much more on the line than yesterday’s friendly between the US and England.

I’m not sure if that’s really accurate.

When England beats the United States in soccer/futbol/football/footie, it lets us know things are normal in the cosmos. On the other hand, if the US were to win — something they haven’t done since 1993 — it might be a sign of the coming apocalypse.

Fortunately for everyone, evacuation is not necessary as England did in fact do what was expected and beat the US, 2-0. Terry opened the scoring with a nifty little header from a David Beckham (who else) cross. The second goal came from some brilliant midfield passing that freed Steven Gerrad to tuck the ball away in the far left post.

Highlights are below:

I didn’t get to see the game, but from what I can tell, the US were outclassed by the English National Team — as per usual. As they say, some things never change: water is wet, time keeps on ticking and England absolutely owns the United States when it comes to the Beautiful Game.

By the way, where was Landon Donovan? I understand his groin was giving him problems. I guess he hurt it when he played 84 minutes against Kansas City four days ago…

Goldenballs Nets First MLS Goal

The David Beckham investment looks like it finally paid for the Los Angles Galaxy last night as Becks netted his first goal as an MLS player. I suppose another golden iPod is in order. The goal came courtesy of a nifty Landon Donovan pass that found a wide-open Beckham with only the San Jose goalie to beat.

And he did:

Considering the off-the-charts hype surrounding Beckham’s tour of United States soccer, it’s a little surprising he hadn’t scored his first goal already. Of course, then you remember he didn’t really play at all last season because of some lingering injuries. Evidently, the Beckham goal was such a momentous occasion, it was the lead highlight on late night Sportscenter, trumping LeBron, Favre and baseball..

Besides striking fear in the hearts of MLS goalies everywhere, Beckham also set up the second goal by completing a cheeky lob to Landon Donovan, who finished the pass by chipping it over the goalie. Apparently, these two are on their way to forming a dangerous duo.

Because of their offensive efforts, the Galaxy won the match, 2-0.

Even David Beckham’s iPod Is Awesome

Purple Beckham

While were not smitten with David Beckham, we acknowledge what he is: a pop culture icon who can do some wicked things with a soccer ball — as long as he’s in either the US or taking a free kick — and happens to be married to another pop culture icon; a relationship that reminds us of England’s version of Brad and Angelina.

Because of his pop-culture status, some seem to forget Beckham actually does something to earn some of this notoriety, unlike his wife who is still riding the Spice Girls wave, one that should have dissipated years and years ago.

Recently, Becks received his 100th cap for the English soccer/football team and to celebrate, his teammates gave him a little gift — a golden, 32-gig iPod, complete with engravings of England’s crest, his name and the occasion:

Gold iPod

See, even his iPod is awesome. I’m guessing the gold case is a play on his “Goldenballs” nickname. David Beckham: cooler than you or I could ever hope to imagine. The iPod just solidified his position.

H/T to You Been Blinded for the find.