February 16, 2009 |
Now that AC Milan's chance of winning the Italian championship has all but vanished, one question remains: How much is David Beckham worth to the Serie A club now? The Times has learned that AC Milan's initial offer, made 10 days ago, reputedly was for no more than $3 million, whereas AEG, which owns the Galaxy, and Major League Soccer, which holds Beckham's contract, have been seeking between $10 million and $15 million for the English midfielder.
February 7, 2009 |
David Beckham will return to the Galaxy in March unless AC Milan makes an offer for the English midfielder that is substantially higher than the one currently on the table. Showing a sudden ability to play hardball when needed, AEG, which owns the Galaxy, said Friday that the Italian club, a three-time world champion and seven-time European champion, had little time left to make up its mind.
November 7, 2008 |
Alexi Lalas, surfacing in public for the first time since being fired in August as the Galaxy's president and general manager, took a few shots of his own on Thursday night. Appearing as an ESPN co-host during coverage of the Chicago Fire's 3-0 playoff victory over the New England Revolution, Lalas said David Beckham's connections had shown "disrespect" to the Galaxy by not letting the club know in advance of their talks with AC Milan.
October 30, 2008 |
The Galaxy on Wednesday canceled its off-season exhibition game in Australia, saying it was "not in a position to absolutely guarantee David Beckham's availability." Beckham is under contract to the Galaxy but is negotiating a loan to AC Milan. He said last week that he hoped to join the Italian team in late December. Cancellation of the Galaxy's planned exhibition match against the Queensland Roar in Brisbane on Dec.
October 26, 2008 |
Speaking for the first time since his planned move to AC Milan became public knowledge last week, David Beckham on Saturday said he had every intention of returning to the Galaxy in time for the 2009 Major League Soccer season. Asked whether today's game against FC Dallas in Carson would be his last with Los Angeles, Beckham responded almost tersely. "No, it won't be," he said. "I've made that clear. I've said that my commitment is still to the Galaxy, and that has not changed."
October 19, 2008 |
The Galaxy won't be going to the Major League Soccer playoffs. Dwayne De Rosario and Brian Ching scored goals to help the Houston Dynamo clinch the Western Division title with a 3-0 victory over the Galaxy on Saturday night in Houston. Houston (13-5-11) eliminated the Galaxy (8-13-8, 32) from playoff contention. The Galaxy's Bryan Jordan had an own goal in the 14th minute.
October 13, 2008 |
Clinging by its fingernails to the cliff of Major League Soccer, the Galaxy is still hanging on. A 3-2 victory over the Colorado Rapids at the sold-out Home Depot Center on Sunday evening not only lifted the Galaxy out of last place in the league but kept alive its flickering playoff hopes. "We live for another day," said Coach Bruce Arena, whose team has two games left in the regular season -- on the road at Houston on Saturday and at home against Dallas on Oct. 26.
October 5, 2008 |
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Alejandro Moreno scored his career-best ninth goal of the season and the Columbus Crew beat the Galaxy, 1-0, Saturday night. Columbus (16-6-5) solidified its hold on first place in the Eastern Conference. It has an MLS-best 53 points, with eight wins in its last 10 games. Moreno stepped around his defender inside the penalty area and headed a long crossing pass from Danny O'Rourke past goalkeeper Josh Saunders in the 43rd minute.