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Maybe the Best US Soccer Player Ever Is Retiring

Landon Donovan calling it quits after season ends

(Newser) - Landon Donovan last night was named MVP in his 14th MLS All-Star game, and today the LA Galaxy forward widely considered to be the best soccer player in American history says he will retire from professional soccer at the end of the MLS season. The 32-year-old Donovan is the top... More »

Openly Gay US Soccer Star Makes History

Robbie Rogers is first openly gay man to play in US pro league

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Galaxy's Robbie Rogers made history yesterday as the first openly gay man to play in a US professional league. The 26-year-old winger—who came out of the closet after retiring briefly in February, was cheered and the crowd chanted his name as he came on as... More »

Beckham Leaving Galaxy

Superstar seeks final challenge before legs give out

(Newser) - Soccer icon David Beckham is ending his playing career with the Los Angeles Galaxy after six years that sparked unprecedented growth for Major League Soccer. The 37-year-old says next month's MLS Cup Final will be his final game with the Galaxy, as he wants to "experience one last... More »

Beckham Signs New 2-Year Deal With LA Galaxy

Turns down millions more to play in Europe

(Newser) - David Beckham will be an Angeleno for at least another couple years: The English soccer star has signed a new two-year contract with the Los Angeles Galaxy, turning down an offer from a French club in order to return to Major League Soccer. That deal, from Paris-St. Germain, was for... More »

David Beckham Hurt, Will Miss World Cup

UK superstar ruptures Achilles tendon while playing for AC Milan

(Newser) - David Beckham ruptured his left Achilles tendon in an AC Milan match last night, derailing his dream of becoming the first soccer player to compete in four World Cups. The UK superstar, who also plays for the Los Angeles Galaxy, will undergo surgery in Finland this week. Beckham, 34, was... More »

Victoria Dishes on Becks, Boobs, and Life in LA

Posh Spice spills to Elle about her TV habits, perpetual pout

(Newser) - Victoria Beckham, who graces the October cover of Elle, is speaking out about her life, her marriage to soccer megastar David, and how she's perceived. Among her pearls of wisdom:
  • "People think I’m a moody bitch. I do have my insecurities. Maybe that is why I look a
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Beckham Shrugs Off Boos During LA Galaxy Return

(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... More »

AC Milan Haggles for Beckham

Italian club to offer Galaxy $12.7m to free him

(Newser) - With David Beckham hesitant to return stateside next month and AC Milan as eager to keep him, the Italian club is sending a rep to Los Angeles to broker a deal for the midfielder, the Guardian reports. LA Galaxy remains adamant that Beckham return unless a $15 million fee is... More »

Becks May Check Out of Hotel California

AC Milan hopes to wrest soccer star from LA Galaxy

(Newser) - Soccer virtuoso David Beckham may have kicked his last ball in the US, reports the Los Angeles Times. The midfielder is on loan from the Los Angeles Galaxy to AC Milan until March, and the boss of the Italian club has said he would welcome Beckham with "open arms"... More »

Becks May Play for Milan on MLS Break

Italian juggernaut talking to MLS' Galaxy about loan deal

(Newser) - Officials of Italian soccer juggernaut AC Milan officials are confident David Beckham will play for the team during his break from Major League Soccer, the Guardian reports. Though Beckham has remained mum, a Milan exec was emphatic. “Beckham wants to train and play for Milan. We want him and... More »

Becks' Carbon Footprint Bigger Than His Cleats

Soccer celeb flew distance to moon for games, photo ops in '07

(Newser) - David Beckham may bend it on the pitch; off it, he might have broken records with the largest carbon footprint ever, Fox Sports reports. British environmental group Carbon Trust analyzed the output of Becks' travel and homes, finding the soccer star responsible for 163 tons of carbon dioxide annually. The... More »

Injury Decks Becks for Most of Season

Brit superstar out for six weeks after knee sprain

(Newser) - LA Galaxy superstar David Beckham will likely miss most of his widely anticipated American soccer debut season after spraining his right knee in a match on Wednesday. Beckham went down on a tackle by Pachuca's Fernando Salazar during a SuperLiga title match. Trainers say he'll be out at least until... More »

Beckham Injury Overshadows On-Field Loss

Galaxy star forced to watch as SuperLiga crown slips away

(Newser) - Already nursing a sore left ankle, David Beckham sprained his right knee last night 30 minutes into the SuperLiga final in LA. The pricey superstar returned to the field to watch the penalty kicks that ended the overtime thriller—another loss for the Galaxy—and may not be ready for... More »

Beckham Loses His Cool

Straight—but not fresh—from loss by national team, Galaxy superstar goes off

(Newser) - David Beckham got into a fight with an opponent during last night's 3-0 loss to Chivas USA in LA. The groggy, jet-lagged Galaxy star started shouting when Jesse Marsch fouled him on the leg, and the spat quickly devolved into a shoving match between the teams. Marsch said he apologized... More »

Becks Draws Monster Crowd, Boos & Cheers

Record 66,000 watch his first start in US soccer at Giants Stadium

(Newser) - A record crowd of more than 66,000 turned out yesterday to watch soccer star David Beckham make his first US Major League Soccer start at Giants Stadium. New York Red Bulls fans booed him when he battled for his Los Angeles Galaxies—but cheered the shirtless Becks at game's... More »

Beckham Scores!

Brit superstar nails first Yank goal in free kick

(Newser) - Multi-millionaire soccer superstar David Beckham scored his first goal on this side of the pond last night, hammering home a free kick in the 27th minute of the Los Angeles Galaxy's 2-0 win over D.C. United. The giant hoopla that accompanied Becks' arrival in California with his ex-Spice Girls... More »

Fans Flock to See Becks Sit on Bench

Ankle injury hasn't diminished crowds for Galaxy's star

(Newser) - David Beckham may be sidelined with an ankle injury but that hasn't kept American fans from turning out in droves to watch the British soccer phenom train, sit on the bench, or sub in for a measly 18 minutes for the LA Galaxy as he did in Washington DC last... More »

Beckham Makes it Off Bench

Debut, finally, nothing to kick about, but his ankle's OK

(Newser) - Despite an injured ankle, soccer megastar David Beckham finally made his long-awaited Los Angeles Galaxy debut last night in a 1-0 loss to D.C. United.  Becks came off the bench and played 20 minutes in front of the sellout crowd, chalking up no shots or tackles, but making... More »

Becks' Ankle Better; Could Play Tonight

But he won't be reckless, warns soccer star

(Newser) - Big-ticket Galaxy star David Beckham says the prognosis is "looking up" for an ankle that sidelined him for his US debut—and there's even a chance he could play as early as tonight. His match against D.C. United at RFK stadium is already sold out. More »

Becks Sidelined, Ignored in MLS Debut

Toronto, LA achieve 0-0 draw in front of rabid Canadian crowd

(Newser) - A raucous Toronto FC crowd of over 20,000 jeered the Galaxy's best player on the field in their season opener yesterday—but it was the home-grown Landon Donovan and not costly English import David Beckham, who is still nursing a balky ankle. Toronto outshot the underwhelming Galaxy 14-2, and... More »

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