Galaxy Will Be Tested Without Beckham and Donovan

A Landon Donovan missed penalty kick in the shootout prevented the Los Angeles Galaxy from winning the MLS Cup in 2009.

For the regular season and playoff Western Conference champions, it may have been just the beginning of more disappointment for the club.

David Beckham, the team’s designated player and the man media go in a frenzy over, will miss six months—two more additional months than he would have missed after his loan to AC Milan and a trip to the World Cup with England were up—with a torn Achilles tendon suffered in a Serie A match against Chievo Verona.

Missing Beckham is a two-fold problem.

He obviously is a talented player that really helps the team play at its best. Known for his pinpoint bending crosses and shots, Beckham has been very good in transition from defense to offense and providing great service to the forwards.

Although the Galaxy have played well without him in the past, when Beckham...

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