Beckham Coming to Frisco. Richie, You Can Breathe Now.
Richie's right: David Beckham won't be in Dallas (or Frisco, whatever) for a regular-season Major League Soccer game. But he is supposed to be in Dallas on July 31 for the inaugural SuperLiga tourney, which pits four teams from the United States against four from Mexico for a sort of North American soccer title, which isn't really, ya know, binding.
Says this wire story that was just posted at SI.com, MLS actually stuctured its schedule to make sure every MLS city got a taste of Becks. The story reads that Beckham "could don his Galaxy shirt for the first time in late July when Los Angeles plays in the SuperLiga, an eight-team exhibition event between MLS and Mexican clubs... The Galaxy play Mexico's Chivas on July 24 at home, against Pachuca on July 28 and travel three days later to play at FC Dallas, the only MLS team that will not see Beckham during the regular season."
Then there's this quote from Dan Courtemanche, MLS' senior vice president of communications and marketing, who seems to all but assure that Beckham will be playing in Frisco for the SuperLiga match: "Adjustments were made to maximize David Beckham joining Galaxy in mid-July. There was no major upheaval to ensure every team will have the Galaxy at home after mid-July."
Which is good news for my wife, it's the only sporting event on the entire 2007 calendar she has even the slightest interest in. --Jesse Hyde