Sad news came out of Italy on Sunday, when David Beckham tore his Achilles’ tendon in a non-contact injury during a game against Chievo. The Englishman is now scratched from making his fourth World Cup appearance and his career could even by in jeopardy.
Sure he’s a polarizing character, but this isn’t something anyone wants to see. His recovery is expected to take 5-8 months, which means the whole MLS season could be lost too.
Word is he was screaming, “It’s broken!” as he was stretchered off the field. Here’s the video of the incident, if you’re so inclined.
Not a good couple days for Galaxy fans, when you couple this with the Alecko Eskandarian news. Let’s get to the links:
- Here’s an interview in Spanish with incoming Sounders FC prospect Miguel Montano. The Seattle Soccer Examiner helps out with the translation.
- Also, a couple of you have sent me a link that suggests the team might be interested in Portuguese forward Edinho based on the video in the ‘season in review’ show, which shows technical director Chris Henderson looking at his online profile. Not sure what to make of that, but there it is.
- Here’s a blogger that think Sanna Nyassi could be the team’s breakout player.
- In roster moves around the league: Real Salt Lake continued its fine offseason by signing Costa Rican striker Alvaro Saborio, who was linked to Seattle once. Also, an Indian international Sunil Chhetri is set to join Kansas City. Being half-Indian I had to link to that one, not many Indians in the sport. Also, Columbus signed its fourth-round pick, defender Shaun Francis.
- Other MLS links: Sebastien Le Toux is named Philly’s X-factor in this ESPN preview. There’s a countdown to the opening of Red Bull Arena. Buzz Carrick has this interesting read from Dallas as to why he thinks a player strike won’t work. Lastly, a four-team tournament is set to start in Charleston.
- On the world stage, North Korea is helping South Africa with its stadiums?
Of course a couple videos to close it out. Two impressive clips that caught my eye.
1. First off, Leo Messi’s hat trick against Valencia. Remember him? Goals at 2:35, 4:30, 5:29.
2. If a crazy-cool goal happens in training, does it count? Watch this effort in PSV camp.