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Video: Beckham's Red Card

Should he have been sent off? Yup. He will miss Wednesday's match at Chicago.

By Steve Goff  |  August 16, 2009; 1:53 PM ET
Categories:  Beckham , MLS  
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Harsh tackle, fair call.

Posted by: Konoha7 | August 16, 2009 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Red card all the way....maybe the league should tack on more.

This means he's not going to play against us, right?

Posted by: FAkeemail9875 | August 16, 2009 2:33 PM | Report abuse

Amazingly, the Galaxy homers weren't even sure it was deserving of a yellow.

Posted by: sitruc | August 16, 2009 2:46 PM | Report abuse

LA plays Chicago on wed., so Spoiledham should play on sat.

Posted by: zosodave | August 16, 2009 2:59 PM | Report abuse

I added a line to the original item noting Beckham's absence this Wednesday at Chicago

Posted by: Steve Goff | August 16, 2009 3:04 PM | Report abuse

There is a God afterall. LA has a midweek game!

Posted by: Hoost | August 16, 2009 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Clear red. Becks knows it.

Posted by: Pedalada | August 16, 2009 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Beckham has never been one of the brightest footballers out there, and this is one of the example why. Horrible lunge easily a red card. Bad decision in the heat of the moment, something he is known for (1998 anyone?)

League tack on more? This wasn't that bad. No even close to needing more punishment. There was clearly no intent, just stupidity.

Posted by: BBFunnyMan | August 16, 2009 3:17 PM | Report abuse

BBFunnyMan: Your argument lacks merit. The 1998 was one incident 11 years ago and it wasn't a harsh tackle. It was a little flick and Simeone went down like a tower of children's blocks.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | August 16, 2009 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Well, that stinks for ESPN2, which has the Wednesday Galaxy-Fire game.

What kind of reception had he gotten from Galaxy fans up to that point? This was the first Home Depot Center match since "The Incident," yes?

Posted by: ChristopherMc | August 16, 2009 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Don't worry, ChristopherMc. I'm sure espn2 will still manage to fill 2 hours of their broadcast with Beckham even without real mention of his altercations with fans.

Posted by: sitruc | August 16, 2009 4:02 PM | Report abuse

i wonder if he will go back to england with the time off...

Posted by: rademaar | August 16, 2009 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Oh, I have no doubt they will, sitruc. That's inevitable.

Posted by: ChristopherMc | August 16, 2009 5:52 PM | Report abuse

Becks must have had plans in LA on Wednesday night.

Posted by: FrancoNiell | August 16, 2009 9:08 PM | Report abuse

I agree that Beckham's foul was a red. Up until that time, at least according to media accounts, there was no organized booing of Becks from Galaxy fans. For those who did not see the match, I thought Ricardo Salazar's officiating was wildly inconsistent. I was rooting for the Sounders, but I thought the Galaxy got hosed on quite a few calls.

Posted by: popoki08 | August 16, 2009 11:08 PM | Report abuse

Beckham is certainly no genius nor has anyone ever accused him of that. Cleats up can be a yellow. Red is tough but fair.

Posted by: Conservativemindsareinshackles | August 17, 2009 12:28 AM | Report abuse

Lucky he didn't break that guy's leg. Could have been a Joe Theisman.

Posted by: Alsatian1 | August 17, 2009 7:19 AM | Report abuse

Oy Vey. My ankles hurt just watching that, he clearly did not want to be on the field any longer than 17 minutes, or maybe the guy porked his wife?

Posted by: adamsunited | August 17, 2009 8:05 AM | Report abuse

Becks will be well rested for Saturday night. DC United better wake up and smell the coffee.

Posted by: OWNTF | August 17, 2009 8:25 AM | Report abuse

I don't like Beckham's behavior towards MLS either, but that isn't a red, although I can see why the ref thought it was from his angle. Beckham's studs are up, but he doesn't make contact with them. Vanegas' foot slides under Beck's folded leg and gets stuck, making Vanegas immobile, and then he's tripped. Yellow yes, not really a red, but an understandable call from where the ref was and the angle he had.

Posted by: macheath | August 17, 2009 3:56 PM | Report abuse

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