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AP source: Beckham picks Miami for MLS franchise

David Beckham. AP FILE PHOTO

With his playing career over, former England captain David Beckham has decided his next move: starting a Major League Soccer team in Miami.

Posted: October 30th, 2013 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Landon Donovan extends Los Angeles Galaxy contract

Los Angeles Galaxy's Landon Donovan celebrates after scoring a goal against the Vancouver Whitecaps during the first half of an MLS soccer game in Vancouver, British Columbia, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013. AP

Just a few months after Landon Donovan thought he might be finished as a professional footballer, he extended his contract with the Los Angeles Galaxy on Wednesday with his passion rekindled.

Posted: August 29th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Photos and Videos | Read More »

‘Keeper Cudicini set for LA Galaxy switch

Carlo Cudicini, who was with Tottenham since 2009, is set to be sold to Los Angeles Galaxy in MLS. AP FILE PHOTO/Sang Tan

Italian goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini appears destined for the United States after Tottenham Hotspur announced that they have reached an agreement to sell him to the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Posted: January 1st, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Beckham pay cut nearly 40 percent

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David Beckham. AP Photo

David Beckham is no longer Major League Soccer’s highest-paid player after his salary was cut nearly 40 percent in his new contract with the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Posted: May 26th, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Beckham scores on free kick, Galaxy tie Impact 1-1

David Beckham. AP FILE PHOTO

David Beckham bent in a free kick in the 62nd minute to help the Los Angeles Galaxy tie the Montreal Impact 1-1 on Saturday at Olympic Stadium in front of 60,860 fans — the largest crowd for a professional soccer game in Canada.

Posted: May 13th, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Yearender: Football scales new heights with Philippine Azkals

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Picking up from where it left off, Philippine football scaled new heights in 2011 and lured a global icon as it firmly established a following in this basketball-crazy nation.

The Azkals fashioned out two historic achievements—qualification to the AFC Challenge Cup main tournament and the second round of World Cup Qualifying—in a stirring follow-up to their amazing semifinal run in the Suzuki Cup in December 2010.

Posted: January 2nd, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Leonardo ‘not sure’ if Beckham will sign for Paris St. Germain

DAVID BECKHAM. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Paris Saint-Germain’s bid to sign David Beckham from the Los Angeles Galaxy may be thwarted by family matters, the French club’s sporting director Leonardo said Friday.

Posted: December 31st, 2011 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

A Photo Blog: The Beckham Experience

David Beckham psyches up as he makes last minute gear adjustments seconds before the kickoff.

It’s only been just a year when Philippine football took a one-eighty from being one of the most unnoticed and unappreciated sports in the country to being the most watched and most followed.

This whirlwind rise of the sport took a step further when North American major league football team LA Galaxy visited Manila recently as part of its Asia-Pacific promotional tour. The team, which was led by no other than English football superstar David Beckham and the US national football team’s former captain Landon Donovan, went against our very own Philippine Azkals in a friendly match dubbed as the Dream Cup.

The Azkals may have trailed behind with a final score of 6-1 in favor of the LA Galaxy but nonetheless, with major league football players taking on our own footballers on Philippine soil, it was undeniably a good day for Philippine football once again.

Posted: December 9th, 2011 in Blog,Featured Gallery,Football,Full Time,Other Sports,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Palami: Successful year for Azkals, PH football

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Azkals finest strikers: Chieffy Caligdong, Angel Guirado and Phil Younghusbands. Photo by AP

The Philippine Azkals hope to build on a “successful year” as they gear up for more exhibition matches against foreign clubs and two major international competitions next year.

Posted: December 6th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Thank God for Sir David Beckham

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It bore the dark promise of a public flogging. The Philippine Azkals indeed took the risk of being severely beaten and humiliated before the hometown crowd. In fact, there was no hint whatsoever of a soft stand from the visiting LA Galaxy team, despite the game being a friendly. There was only one certainty: Both [...]

Posted: December 6th, 2011 in Bare Eye,Commentary,Editors' Picks | Read More »

Beckhams’ charm wins over fans; LA Galaxy conquer Filipinos

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David Beckham: We'd love to come back. Photo by Mark Giongco

Filipino football fans may have gotten the thrill of seeing live how it’s like to “Bend it like Beckham,” but there’s more to the international sporting icon’s talent that awed the Filipinos.

David Beckham—who flashed his trademark curling shot in the opening goal of the Los Angeles Galaxay’s 6-1 rout of the Philippine Azkals on Saturday— certainly had more than his talent to charm the country.

Posted: December 5th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Beckham on Pacquiao: I’m a huge fan

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Pacquiao shows off Beckham's jersey. Photo by AFP

Drenched in sweat, he rushed out of the pitch and took off his jersey before handing it to his idol seated at the VIP area.

Posted: December 4th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

PH football books mainstream ticket

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The Philippines Azkals turned football into a sport with a major cult following. But with the visit of David Beckham and the LA Galaxy, the sport has taken giant strides in popularity, heralding its entry into mainstream entertainment in a huge way.

Posted: December 4th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

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