CARSON, Calif. (AP) - After spending most of the game on the
bench, David Beckham began his Los Angeles Galaxy career by
entering the game in the 78th minute of Saturday night's exhibition
against Chelsea from England.
The 32-year-old midfielder has a nagging left ankle injury that
prevented him from joining his new teammates for pregame warmups as
well. He hurt the ankle on June sixth playing for Real Madrid.
Beckham rarely touched the ball. He fell late in the match and came
up holding his left ankle.
A sellout crowd, many sporting new hundred-dollar Beckham
jerseys, gave Beckham a standing ovation for his appearance at the
Chelsea won the match 1-to-0.