Beckham makes LA Galaxy debut… sort of

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Despite being tentatively ruled out of the LA Galaxy vs. Chelsea pre-season friendly, David Beckham managed to limp onto the pitch and make his eagerly anticipated Stateside debut – for all of 12 minutes.

Old Dave, still suffering from a last-season ankle injury, still managed to impress the crowd which included his new celebrity chums the Cruises, as well as Governor Schwarzenegger, Eva Longoria and Jennifer Love Hewitt. The 27,000 fans who turned up gave him a standing ovation at the end of the 90 minutes although I don’t think this included the Chelsea fan sporting the amusing "I’m not here for David Beckham" sign.

Incidentally, Chelsea won 1-0, which is rather embarrassing considering LA Galaxy are only one notch above The King’s Arms Sunday VII in terms of skill.