Update – Added some new photos to David Beckham’s Birthday celebration gallery and also replaced some with larger untagged versions.
the gallery) Going into this weekend the top of the table is as follows:The last two days editions of Marca have billed this weekends game between Real Madrid and Sevilla as the match of the year! (The covers are in
1. Barcelona 62
2. Sevilla 61
3. Real Madrid 60
The squad list is online now. As.com reports that Fabio Capello is expected to stick with the same starting line-up as he fielded last weekend against Athletic Bilbao, including David Beckham who had the yellow card he received in that match rescinded on Thursday. (Source) Sevilla are missing Navarro, Adriano and Navas, three players that would have featured, due to injury.
Fabio Capello told the pre-match press conference that he is very happy with the teams spirit and attitude. He also said he was happy that David Beckham’s yellow card was rescinded because he is a very important player for the team, transcript here.
David Beckham would love to leave Real Madrid on a high note and I know we all wish this for him and the team, so cross everything you can cross, get your rabbits foot, four leaf clover or shamrock, wear your lucky shirt or your lucky pants, light a candle, say a prayer – and hope for the very best of luck for Becks and the team. Hala Madrid and Go Becks!!
Thanks to Ben, our man on the MLS beat, we have the following to report and we will confirm this info closer to the dates -
* David Beckham is expected to feature on the cover of the July 11 edition of Sports Illustrated. LA Galaxy are rebranding and details of their new kits, colors and logo will be released in conjunction with this.
* LA Galaxy management have indicated that as part of David Beckham’s ambassadorial role he will spend a lot of time interacting with fans at away games. After each match, fans will have the opportunity to meet Becks. The exact details are not known as the Galaxy are still trying to gauge the public interest in their designated player, but the signs are that David Beckham could be more accessible than many star players in other sports in the US.