Beckham confirmed for Jets match in AustraliaBy ANI
Monday, November 22, 2010
MELBOURNE - Former England football star David Beckham has been named in the LA Galaxy squad to play A-League side Newcastle Jets on November 27.
According to Fox Sports, Beckham has been named in the Galaxy’s 22-man squad scheduled to arrive in Australia on Thursday morning, despite suffering from a groin strain which hobbled him during the club’s MLS Western Conference Final.
Joining him is US football star Donovan and Edson Buddle, the striker who scored two first-half goals and terrorised the Socceroos’ defence in the Americans’ 3-1 friendly win in June during the World Cup build up.
Buddle was recently named the Galaxy’s player of the year after 17 goals in the MLS this season.
There had been concerns about Beckham’s fitness for the Jets match following the Galaxy’s 3-0 loss to FC Dallas to bow out of the MLS playoffs.
But the game’s major draw card now looks certain to play a major role in a full strength Galaxy squad for the exhibition game at EnergyAustralia Stadium. (ANI)