Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho flew to Los Angeles today where he is expected to tour UCLA’s facilities in preparation for this summer’s workouts the team will hold there.
And, of course, Chelsea plays Inter Milan at the Rose Bowl July 21 as part of four-team, six-city round robin tournament that also includes Club America and AC Milan dubbed the World Football Challenge.
Here’s a quote from David Beckham after today’s Milan derby.
“After saying that I want to stay here it would be difficult to return to play in the United States.”
Here’s some David Beckham quotes from the News of the World.
“Has it been a success? Off the field, yes. On the field? Well . . . we haven’t even made the play-offs so that’s the tough part.
“So off the field, it has been a success. I don’t know if I have left any sort of legacy — we’ll just have to wait and see.”
“I’ve always said I don’t regret things and I don’t regret the two seasons at LA. They might have been disappointing in that we haven’t won anything or even made the play-offs — but I’ve met some really good people and there are really good people at the club.”
Does it really matter what the Galaxy say if David Beckham and AC Milan ignore them?
Here’s the Galaxy official statement regarding David Beckham.
“Today’s deadline imposed by Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber regarding a resolution of David Beckham’s potential transfer to AC Milan has passed and we did not receive an acceptable offer for the player. As a result, David remains an LA Galaxy player and we look forward to having him back with the club starting March 9.”
Tim Leiweke told the Associated Press that David Beckham will return to the Galaxy next month.
“We didn’t receive an offer today,” Leiweke said. “We will abide by the commissioner’s wishes, so we are clear at this point that we don’t want to have any further conversations.”
So Becks is back. Or is this merely another chess move?
For what it’s worth, a source in Milan just emailed to say club officials do not believe a deal for David Beckham will be completed today.
With Nick on hiatus, here’s a column I wrote on the massive failure David Beckham’s been with the Galaxy.
An MRI on US national team defender Jonathan Bornstein’s bruised left foot was negative.
However, a decision on whether he plays against Sweden on Saturday will not be made until after tonight’s training session.
U.S. Men’s National Team defender Jonathan Bornstein underwent an MRI on his bruised left foot today and is officially listed as questionable for Saturday’s game against Sweden. If the MRI is negative, Bornstein should be able to play.
Updated: Welcome back to blog contributor Scott Wolf, who hopefully will remain with us throughout much of the MLS preseason and into the new one.
The Chivas USA defender is just the latest to suffer an injury while in camp and some of the previous victims – such as Riverside’s Chad Marshall and the Galaxy’s Sean Franklin – have been forced to pull out.