LA Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake : Rating David Beckham’s Performance

It would be easy for me to say that David Beckham had a terrible game on Saturday night against Real Salt Lake only because the offense couldn't finish and the defense could stop Real Salt Lake from leaving it late.

Indeed, the set piece slot machine, which I refer Beckham's series of set piece chances per match as, did not pay very well, and it reflected in the tenacious defense the RSL backline exhibited at the Home Depot Center en route to a 3-1 victory for the visitors.

But there is a silver lining to this: He did get his first assist of the season, in the 71st minute on a great ball to Edson Buddle, who headed it home. This shows that the man has not lost his touch, and if the slot machine decides to pay the man, out goes the money.

When asked of manager Bruce Arena taking responsibility for the humiliating display of football, Beckham disagreed.

“It’s not down to the coach once the players are on the field," Beckham told...

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