David Beckham USA Info
Update - Photos of David Beckham out biking in the South of France today are in the gallery. Becks took his personal trainer, Paul Winsper, the former Newcastle United conditioning coach, with him on holiday.
A week from today David Beckham will be officially presented as a Los Angeles Galaxy player so I thought now was a good time for a US info re-cap.
David Beckham's planned US Schedule
July 12 - according to media reports David Beckham is expected to arrive in Los Angeles.
July 13 - David Beckham will be officially presented as a Los Angeles Galaxy player at 10am LA time. The press conference will be streamed live via lagalaxy.com. The presentation will be open to the press and season-pass holders but not to the public.
July 16 - David Beckham is expected to train with the team for the first time. Training sessions may not be open to the public. Check with the club directly before making the trip.(Source)
July 19 - All-Star match against Celtic FC will be held in Commerce City, Colorado. David Beckham is expected to attend but not to actually play. (Source)
July 21 - David Beckham is expected to make his LA Galaxy Debut against Chelsea FC. Television coverage of Becks debut game will be as follows -
(Source) ESPN's coverage will kick off at 6 p.m. EDT with "SportsCenter" and an extra half-hour at 7 p.m. that will focus exclusively on Beckham. It will be followed at 7:30 p.m. by "David Beckham: New Beginnings," an hour long documentary about the soccer star. (I don't know if this is the name of the ITV documentary being made or something else). A half-hour pregame show will be hosted by Rob Stone and analyst Julie Foudy.
The match begins at 9 p.m. on ESPN with play-by-play announcer Dave O'Brien plus analysts Eric Wynalda and Tommy Smyth and sideline reporter Allen Hopkins. Reggie Bush, Becks recent co-star from the Adidas Futbol meets Football campaign will also be in the booth. ESPN said there will be 19 cameras, including a skycam, robotic goal cams and super slo-mo shots. There also will be a camera isolating Beckham's actions during the match as well, which will be available on ESPN360.com. ESPNSoccernet.com also will have coverage.
Throughout the week leading up to Beckham’s debut, ESPN will also present news, interviews, opinion and analysis surrounding Beckham’s move to MLS. there will undoubtedly be a lot of coverage which I'll post about as and when I hear details.
The LA Galaxy schedule for the rest of the season can be viewed online here.