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David Beckham: "Goal" May Be Just To Play First Game

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David Beckham

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that David Beckhammay not debut Saturday with his new American team, the Los Angeles Galaxy, due to a swollen ankle. I was assured last Friday that his ankle, which had been giving him trouble earlier this year, was "great." REALLY? Beckham shirted up with his new teammates for his first practice yesterday, but he did not practice with them.

Turns out the team is blaming the LONG PLANE FLIGHT FROM ENGLAND for causing the ankle to swell up.

It's troubling news for the Galaxy, which is betting potentially hundreds of millions of dollars on its new star. Saturday's match against Chelsea was sold out, with some tickets going for $500. Disappointing fans was not the uh, goal, so to speak.

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  • Based in Los Angeles, Jane Wells is a CNBC business news reporter and also writes the Funny Business blog for CNBC.com.

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