Beckham Shrugs Off Boos During LA Galaxy Return

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 17, 2009 4:47 AM CDT
Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder David Beckham takes a shot during the first half of an MLS soccer game against the New York Red Bulls last night.   (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
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(Newser) – David Beckham's return to Major League Soccer was booed by sections of the crowd in Giants Stadium as the Galaxy demolished the New York Red Bulls last night, the Los Angeles Times reports. Beckham, under fire for criticizing the US game during his time on loan to AC Milan, failed to score, but played a solid role in midfield and appeared to take the boos in stride.

"It's sometimes nice to get the boos," he said after the game. "It gives you some inspiration. When we play like we did and win like we did, the boos start to go away after a while."