Beckham’s debt fairly innocuous if you don’t consider all the parties hosted in his honor before and after his debut.
He sat the last one and the Galaxy lucked out with a late goal.
The David Beckham-less Galaxy got a late goal from Landon Donovan to stun Mexican champion Pachuca 2-1 last night at The Home Depot Center in Carson in the opening match of SuperLiga, an eight-team tournament featuring clubs from both sides of the border. That put the Galaxy in first place in Group A entering Saturday’s showdown against Chivas of Guadalajara at the Los Angeles Coliseum.
In the meantime he ignores the kangaroo boot controversy as best he can.
People Magazine has already proclaimed him a savior of soccer’s ratings.