BECKHAM SUBBED OFF EARLY
LA Galaxy star David Beckham was substituted at the break in a recent match for the club, which ended in a shock defeat. The former England captain recently extended his stay with the MLS side after signing a two-year deal.
His contract came to an end following the end of the last MLS season, but the England star has decided to stay with the American club for two more years. However, he would have not envisaged the substitution coming in the match against New England Revolution. The former England midfielder was substituted at half-time after a poor performance, which has raised doubts over his future.
The 36-year-old midfielder was substituted for 22-year-old Michael Stephens by the manager Bruce Arena, and it left David Beckham extremely unhappy. He was seen leaving the stadium without any comments being given to the reporters waiting for his reaction. LA Galaxy were defeated 3-1 in the match against New England Revolution.
Beckham was linked with a move to French club PSG during the January transfer window, and became extremely close to moving to France. However, the finer details on the contract meant that PSG were unable to secure the signing. Since then, he has committed his future to LA Galaxy, while sources close to him also said that he is very much interested in buying an MLS franchise once he hangs up his boots.
"I’m sure he is not pleased about it. But that’s not the issue in the game. The issue in the game was that 11 players from New England soundly outplayed 11 players from the Galaxy. I don’t [know] of any players that would be happy about coming out at half-time. I just felt we needed a little bit more. I can’t give you all the answers right now, that’s for sure. It wasn’t good," Arena said after the match.