A Whole New Galaxy

Another David Beckham game, another thriller for the LA Galaxy. When Beckham is healthy, he's definitely worth watching. Today, more than 66,000 fans in Giants Stadium watched the New York Red Bulls nip the Galaxy in a 5-4 shootout. Beckham had two assists in the high-scoring MLS affair.

On Wednesday, in his first Galaxy start, Beckham scored a goal and assisted Landon Donovan for another in the team's 2-0 SuperLiga win over D.C. United. It's clear that Beckham is making an immediate impact on a struggling Galaxy team that stands at 3-7-5, 10 points out of a playoff spot.

We don't know if Beckham will be able to guide the Galaxy into the playoffs this season. People forget that the great Pele joined the New York Cosmos midway through the 1975 season, and the team fell just short of the NASL playoffs. By 1977, the Cosmos were Soccer Bowl champions. Perhaps Beckham will follow a similar path. But regardless of what you think about Beckham's new career with the Galaxy, you have to admit, this sure is fun.

August 18, 2007 9:37 PM • Native Intelligence • Email the editor
 

© 2003-2014   •  About LA Observed  •  Contact the editor
LA Biz Observed
2:07 PM Sat | The funeral for Mark Lacter will be held Sunday, Nov. 24 at 12 noon at Hillside Memorial Park, 6001 W. Centinela Avenue, Los Angeles 90045. Reception to follow.
Native Intelligence
Ellen Alperstein | For our money, the best version of March madness plays out not on the hardwood, but the desert floor.
Jon Christensen and Mark Gold | Jerry Brown's approval of more than $1 billion in bond funding for drought response has led to statewide discussions on the adequacy of the response. Here are a number of other ideas that could move California closer to sustainable water management.
Don Shirley | I don't understand why Blythe Danner's words were chosen to receive the spotlight in a full-page LA Times ad about Actors' Equity and minimum wage.
Gary Leonard | Take My Picture Gary Leonard runs weekly at LA Observed.
Ellen Alperstein | How Coachella Valley's wind farms flip nature's switch. A side trip into eco-technology.
Bill Boyarsky
“The time to act is now,” said the LA 2020 Commission in its report last year urging big changes for Los Angeles city government. Not so fast, said City Council President Herb Wesson, who created the commission.
Jenny Burman
Before I lived in Echo Park, there was a tiny 1920s bungalow-cottage-standalone house on N. Occidental in Silver Lake. I...
Here in Malibu
They've appeared a full month earlier than last year, these mountain wildflowers, but in this 4th drought year, I guess...