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Some news on David Beckham’s first PSG appearance

Feb 7, 2013, 6:19 PM EDT

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A week ago, David Beckham had the soccer world all a-hither with word of his new mailing address. (Seriously, would it kill you to send the man a welcome card?) Becks and his golden right foot would now be wearing the (increasingly familiar) colors of Paris Saint-Germain.

If you wondering whether Beckham might be getting on the field soon for Carlo Ancelloti’s club, current leaders in French Ligue 1 and about to do high profile Champions League battle with Spain’s Valencia, here’s some important information for you:

The man has yet to show up for training.

He’s got business in London, apparently. You might recall, Beckham had a lot of this business in London when he was under LA Galaxy employment. There were weddings to attend, tennis  tournaments, extended preseason training with clubs for  which he really had no interest in playing.

I mean, he’s busy!

What Ancelotti  told reporters Thursday:

He works this week with two physical trainers. He is in London for personal reasons right now but he will be back with the team before our match with Valencia. It is possible that he will be ready for Sochaux.”

So it looks likely that Beckham’s first appearance with PSG will be Feb. 17 against Sochaux.

  1. donjuego - Feb 8, 2013 at 1:37 AM

    I really like this blog. I read it religiously. And I’m pretty discerning when it comes to my soccer reading since so much of it is, shall we say, quality challenged.

    But can we just let Beckham go? He’s no longer an MLS player. Heck, he is hardly a player at all. This is a total waste of space and the attention on Beckham now just denigrates our sport and this blog.

    I understood it when he played in our league. For the record I thought he was a damn good player in MLS. But reporting on him now? It is pathetic.

    • nopuntintended - Feb 8, 2013 at 5:48 PM

      Right because MLS is the only “pro soccer” league in the world. Some people who also read this blog actually wish that there was significantly more coverage from leagues on the other side of the pond….Premier, Ligue 1, Bundesliga, etc.

      The site is called “ProSoccerTalk” and there is absolutely no tagline suggesting it should be or is MLS-only. While I could also do without another Beckham story on any site, despite my personal opinion he unfortunately remains relevant in the soccer world, which extends WAY beyond the MLS.

  2. Tejmgas - Feb 8, 2013 at 5:56 AM

    To be honest, doesn’t deserve all the attention he’s getting. Won’t be more than a bit-part player for PSG before his imminent retirement.

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