Galaxy sets stage for Beckham

first_img“That’s a pretty good guess,” AEG president and CEO Time Leiweke said. “We haven’t locked down David’s arrival date yet. The Beckham camp keeps telling me not to make that commitment. “But the reality is his season in Real Madrid is going to end probably earlier now, based on where they’re standing, and we want to give David some time off. And that’s really the only debate here, is how long does David need to rejuvenate and rev up his engines?” Beckham, of course, is recovering from a right knee injury he suffered last weekend while playing for Real Madrid. The 31-year-old will be out for at least a month, and his contract with the Spanish team runs out on June 30. Then he embarks on his five-year contract with the Galaxy worth an estimated $27.5 million in base salary. Leiweke said Beckham will be afforded as much time as he needs to relocate and recuperate before his American debut. And now, the hype over the arrival of David Beckham is really beginning to take shape. The Galaxy all but built the stage for the English star’s first appearance with the MLS club on Friday when they announced their participation in the World Series of Football to be played in July at Home Depot Center. In addition to the Galaxy, two-time defending English League champion Chelsea, Tigres UANL of Monterrey, Mexico and the Suwon Bluewings of South Korea will participate in what appears to be the time and place of Beckham’s debut with the Galaxy. So soccer fans, you have plans for July 21? That’s the day when the Galaxy face Chelsea in the second and final match of the World Series of Football. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more