David Beckham is going to take some much needed rest. He has played three games in six days, and because of that, he will not be traveling with the Los Angeles Galaxy for Sunday’s game in Colorado. Coach Frank Yallop decided to give him a break following the Galaxy’s 3-0 loss Thursday against Chivas USA. Beckham had only arrived to the U.S. hours before the Thursday night game, en route from playing in London for the English national team at Wembley Stadium. He played the whole 90 minutes in that game and played 90 minutes again on Thursday night. Becks was a little testy during Thursday’s game as well, when Chivas USA player Jesse Marsch tackled Becks from behind, toppling him over and a shoving match ensued between both teams.
David Beckham said in a statement issued by the Galaxy:
“I’d love to be on the pitch with my team this Sunday, but our training staff has advised me that it would be detrimental to not only my health for this game but for the rest of the season as well. Thanks to all the fans that have supported me these last few weeks; I look forward to making it out to Colorado for our next scheduled match there.”
Okay, so Becks needs some rest. But, I must point out that obviously doing double duty for the English National Team and the L.A. Galaxy certainly puts him at risk for future injury and exhaustion. There comes a point when Galaxy head honchos should really think twice of Becks and his global trotting. $250 million dollars is quite an investment for a player, and they should not hesitate to put a stop to him furthering injury to himself or suffering from exhaustion should he continue to jet around the world.