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February 15, 2010 at 11:13 PM

David Beckham betting line highlights the return of Champions League action

Monday was Presidents Day. But for me, when the UEFA Champions League comes back, it feels more like a holiday. Nothing against George Washington and Co., but there’s something about big-time match-ups between the world-class soccer teams from the top leagues in Europe that I love.
Here’s an example. There was a betting line on what David Beckham will do in his return to Old Trafford as AC Milan takes on Manchester United.
Take a look at what warranted a wager:
4/1 — To score
5/2 — To be booked
33/1 — To be sent-off
8/1 — To be booked or sent-off for a foul on Wayne Rooney
50/1 — To score an own goal
8/1 — To score a free-kick
6/1 — To score from outside the box
33/1 — To score a 2+ goals
33/1 — To score a header
12/1 — To hit the woodwork
100/1 — To score from inside his own half

Only in Champions League. Here’s hoping the CONCACAF version this year is just as fun. Now to some other links and notes from around the world of soccer.

Lastly, I just wanted to check with the general readership of this blog. While some of the readers have expressed appreciation for links to national and international news, there might be others that don’t really care for it all.
So answer me this:

What kind of coverage would you like to see on the Times’ soccer blog?(online surveys)

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