David Beckham wasn’t talking today, but Galaxy Coach Bruce Arena did on the possibility of him going on loan to AC Milan:
“I haven’t spent a second of my day even thinking about it to be honest. For me personally and with this team, I don’t think we would loan any player out for six months. That’s how long you have to loan him out for until the next transfer window, which would be June. On the surface, it sounds like an odd proposition. I don’t see where that benefits MLS or the Galaxy. “
Who said anything about six months?
Here’s Chris Klein on Beckham’s pending loan move:
“He wants to win. He made it known when he came over here he wasn’t coming here to sell T-shirts. I’m sure he’s disappointed in the production of the team in the last year and a half. Does that fall on his shoulders? No. We all take responsibility for the results of this team of late. I’m sure there’s that disappointment inside of him, though.”
In other Galaxy news:
*Former President and General Manager Doug Hamilton, as well as former midfielders Mauricio Cienfuegos and Cobi Jones are the first honorees of a Wall of Legends intended to “honor individuals or groups who have significantly contributed to the growth and success of the club.” Inauguration of the first members is 9:30 a.m. Sunday in the Southwest Concourse of Home Depot Center.
In Chivas USA news:
*Fox Soccer Channel will air both Chivas USA games of its Western Conference semifinal series against either Real Salt Lake or the Colorado Rapids. Game 1 is set for Nov. 1, while game 2 of the series is scheduled for Nov. 8 at Home Depot Center.
* Brad Guzan update.
In college soccer:
*Cal State Northridge men (6-5-3), down one player for the majority of the match, lost 3-2 Wednesday to Cal State Irvine.
*No. 9 USC (12-2-1) meets No. 3 UCLA (13-0-2) 7 p.m. Friday in a rematch of the 2007 NCAA semifinal at the Coliseum. Organizers are trying to set an NCAA attendance record, which stands at 14,410. USC, unbeaten in a program record 19 home games, wants a crowd of 15,000.
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Lastly, in youth soccer news:
*Lancaster and Cal South will host the 2009 U.S. Youth Soccer Region IV Championships June 15-21 drawing nearly 4,500 players and an estimated 10,000 spectators at the Lancaster National Soccer Complex The 35-field facility will see 248 boys and girls teams, ages Under-12 through Under-19, from the 14 western U.S. Youth Soccer State Associations that make up US Youth Soccer Region IV (Alaska, Arizona, California North, California South, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming). Regional winners of the Under-14 through Under-19 brackets earn a berth to the 2009 US Youth Soccer National Championships.