To the surprise of absolutely no one, Chelsea defeated the Los Angeles Galaxy to spoil David Beckham’s American debut. Perhaps the only thing surprising was the score: 1-0… especially since Chelsea actually played most of their first-stringers… a rarity in these “friendly” games.
One thing that was not surprising was the total Beckham wankfest provided by ESPN. Although they never came right out and called it such, they may as well just had a “Beckham Cam”… every time Beckham tied his shoes, shifted in his seat or asked for some water, the Beckham Cam was there! It was obscene, especially since some of the most famous names in British football play for Chelsea. And of course, ESPN just couldn’t resist interviewing all the celebrities that attended the game. So THAT’S what’s been missing from the soccer scene in the US all these years – celebrity endorsements! Now that we all know that Drew Carey and Arnold Schwarzenegger like soccer, the rest of us will jump on the bandwagon like lemmings!
Oh well… the only thing I have to say about the game tonight is:
Blue is the colour, football is the game
We’re all together, and winning is our aim
So cheer us on through the sun and rain
’cause Chelsea, Chelsea is our name!