Los Angeles Galaxy Ins and Outs, May 25, 2011

No Beckham? No problem

Bruce Arena's Los Angeles Galaxy understand the importance of the bonds between a player and a former teammate.

Just ask Juan Pablo Angel and Landon Donovan, who, along with the G's, saw David Beckham off for a testimonial match for fellow Manchester United legend Gary Neville.

"That's what I've been talking about the whole year—the team is the whole squad, the 28, 30 players we have," Angel told's Luis Bueno. "Those kinds of circumstances appear throughout the season and we have to have players that will step up."

Beckham and Neville were part of the Manchester United side that won the Treble of the UEFA Champions League, FA Cup and Premier League in 2000, along with a plethora of other silverware.

“For the rest of the world, testimonial games—especially for players who won everything for the club—are very, very important,” Ángel added. “It means a lot.


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