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.
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:
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.