The LA Galaxy and owner Tim Leiweke have another soccer legend in their sights. While the Galaxy currently have the maximum allocation for DP’s, LA is still monitoring the availability of the Chelsea star. It’s all part the plan for Leiweke, who wants the Galaxy to become “the greatest brand in soccer, ever.”
David Beckham, fresh off committing to the Galaxy for two more years, wants to be England’s captain for the 2012 Olympics. He also discusses his reasons for staying in LA.
The NY Times takes a look at Michael Bradley’s work with Chievo Verona so far.
Grant Wahl takes a look at the hurdles facing some US players plying their trade in Mexico.
A weekend full of soccer awaits, highlighted by the USMNT’s showdown with Venezuela (Sat., 9:00 PM ET, Galavision, ESPN3), Arsenal v. Manchester United (Sun., 10:30 AM ET, FOX – yes, just FOX), and the African Cup. All games and TV listings here.
Pepe’s apologized, but insists his foot stomp on Lionel Messi’s hand was unintentional.
Rumored MLS target Didier Drogba’s uncertain future at Stamford Bridge may be cleared up soon, as Shanghai Shenhua claim they are close to securing the Ivorian’s services for over $400,000 a week.
Drogba’s current club coach is making news for his belief that Premiership clubs need to have B teams competing in the lower levels of English football in order to compete on the European stage more effectively.
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