LA Galaxy Activate David Beckham From The Disabled List
CARSON, Calif. (Thursday, September 9,
2010) – The LA Galaxy have activated
midfielder David Beckham from the Disabled List, making him eligible for
selection on Saturday against the Columbus Crew. That game, which is presented
by University of Phoenix, kicks off at 7:30 p.m. from The
Home Depot Center. Beckham, who was placed on the Disabled List on July 15 when
he was officially added to the Galaxy roster, has not appeared in a game for
the club since MLS Cup 2009 on November 22, 2009 after suffering a tear in his
left Achilles tendon nearly six months ago.
Beckham was originally injured on March 14 while playing on
loan for AC Milan of the Italian Serie A. He underwent surgery to repair the
tendon two days later on March 16 in Finland
before returning to Los Angeles
to begin his recovery and rehabilitation. After spending much of the summer in South Africa with the England National Team at
the 2010 FIFA World Cup, he returned to Southern
California in early August. Beckham trained with the Galaxy for
the first time on August 10, progressively increasing his training regiment
over the last four weeks in order to be cleared to play.
Since joining the Galaxy in 2007, Beckham has appeared in 41
regular season games for the club, tallying seven goals and 15 assists. He
played in 11 games for the club last season after spending the first half of
the year on loan in Italy,
scoring twice and adding three assists while helping the club reach their first
MLS Cup since 2005.
For more information about Saturday’s game against the Crew
or to purchase tickets, please contact the Galaxy by calling 1-877-3GALAXY
(342-5299) or by visiting www.lagalaxy.com/tickets.