LA Galaxy vs. New England Revolution: Rating David Beckham’s Performance

"But David, we wonder 
We wonder if the thunder 
Is ever really gonna begin.
You want the day to come sooner 
When you've settled the score..."
—Steven Patrick Morrissey, "The National Front Disco"

It is very hard for me to give David Beckham's player rating a three out of 10, but that is what I intend to do in this piece.

I will give the New England Revolution credit for this: they are the first team this year to completely neutralize David Beckham's set piece ability. They took the game away from him, and he was unable to take it back, and with it, any hopes of the Los Angeles Galaxy defeating the Revs in their only meeting this season.

From what I saw, Beckham only had one legit set piece opportunity, and that happened late in the first half. The Revolution players are a crafty bunch in that they hid the slot machine somewhere in Kansas City so that they would not get affected by the damage Beckham could have ge...

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