Chicago Fire 1-0 LA Galaxy: David Beckham is not going to the play-offs


22nd, October 2007


David Beckham is not going to the play-offs. LA Galaxy needed to beat Chicago Fire in their final match of the season; they didn’t. A goal by the Fire’s John Thorrington – who, ironically, used to play for Man Utd at the same time as Beckham was there, albeit in the youth team and reserves – put the cap on the Galaxy’s Jekyll & Hyde season. Becks came off the bench in the 58th minute but didn’t make much of an impression on the game. His coach, Frank Yallop, said: ‘You could tell he was tired at the end of the game. He had some nice long passes and his free kicks are always dangerous.’ Faint praise indeed.
The Fire progress to the play-offs, where they will play DC United, one of the strongest teams in the MLS. The other match-up in the East is: New England Revolution vs NY Red Bulls. In the Western semi finals, Chivas USA meet KC Wizards, and Houston Dynamo take on FC Dallas.

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  1. sweeper says:

    Beckham was not match fit and the Galaxy just didn’t seem to want it as much as the Fire did. As far as the Blanco – Beckham match up went, considering that Blanco played all 90 minutes and Beckham 35, I’d say that the MLS got more for their money out of Blanco, at least on the pitch, and not counting all the advertising and promotional money that the MLS dumped into Beckham.

  2. Pete says:

    How long before Big Sam, Roy Keane etc are linked with bringing Beckham back to Britain?

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