Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Beckham: Gullit will improve LA Galaxy

Beckham backs Gullit to improve LA Galaxy in MLS

David Beckham has given his approval to new coach Ruud Gullit at LA Galaxy. Former Madrid and Manchester United midfielder Beckham’s first year in Major League Soccer was ruined by a series of knee and ankle injuries, but he is confident he will be able to have much greater influence under new coach Ruud Gullit this year.

Beckham will play his first match in over two months against Japanese J-League side Gamba Osaka in Honolulu. The winners will get a place in the tournament final. Australian A-League team Sydney FC take on MLS champions Houston Dynamo in the other semi-final.

Questioned on whether he thought there would be major improvement to the form of LA Galaxy after the failure to reach the MLS playoffs, Beckham said: “There has to be. It is a fresh start with a new manager, a new regime and a new togetherness. Many things have already changed, definitely for the good, and we want to build momentum and start winning things.”


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