Tuesday’s column, Beckham and More

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Former U.S. Soccer president Alan Rothenberg, former Cosmos defender Bobby Smith and retired U.S. internationals Julie Foudy and Mia Hamm donned red jackets Sunday for their induction into the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

Guess which one Tuesday’s column pays tribute to.

No Beckham, no SuperLiga title

Looks like the half-empty Home Depot Center Wednesday will see less than half a team with less than half a chance to win the inaugural SuperLiga tournament.

Updated 3:45 p.m.
Beck’s will play Wednesday after all.

Turns out the weekly Galaxy update issued every Monday had old info on players’ injuries. Naturally, our reporter assumed a current press release contained current information. Not so, apparently.

Wonder when the last time Beckham played in front of just 12,500 people (the stadium’s capacity was cut for the game because school has just resumed on the CSUDH campus)?

Harbor Hopes

September’s approach signals the start of the college soccer season. Here’s the Harbor College preview.

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South Bay-based Los Angeles News Group soccer columnist and blogger Nick Green writes at the 100 Percent Soccer blog at www.insidesocal.com/soccer and craft beer at the Beer Goggles blog at www.insidesocal.com/beer. Cheers!
  • http://bobramsey.blogspot.com Bob Ramsey

    Well Nick,

    In his Spanish years, Beckham would have played in Getafe, which only seats 14,00 and there are several Spanish Stadiums which seat under 20,000 – so this won’t be a complete shock. Heck the place wasn’t all that full for the United match two weeks ago.