When the Los Angeles Galaxy signed perhaps the most important star in the history of soccer, David Beckham, to a contract in the offseason, they probably expected him to actually get on the field and play. Well, after a few months of finishing with his old team, Real Madrid, and then recouperating a banged-up ankle, Becks finally got off the bench and played in the Galaxy's game against D.C. on Thursday.
The result? He played 21 minutes and didn't score, and his team lost 1-0. Still, it was encouraging to see him out on the pitch, and you can only hold him scoreless for so long beofre he, um, bends one for a goal. Hopefully, the injury turns out to be more the exception than the rule.
People.com: David Beckham Finally Takes to the Playing Field