You want to play alongside Beckham in SoCal?
Posted 23 January 2007 - 06:33 PM
Galaxy search for unknowns to play with Beckham
LOS ANGELES, Jan 17 (Reuters) - A week after signing David Beckham, perhaps the world's most famous soccer player, the Los Angeles Galaxy turned to the unknown on Wednesday announcing the MLS team would hold open trials.
For $130 would-be players will be given the opportunity to earn a spot on the squad alongside Beckham, who signed a five-year deal last Thursday that could net the former England captain $250 million.
The trials, which will be overseen by Galaxy head coach Frank Yallop, will be held on Feb. 10 at the Galaxy's home stadium in Carson with select players advancing to the second round the following day.
Open trials, known as tryouts, are not uncommon in North American professional sports and occasionally unearth a rare talent. Vince Papale, a 30-year old bartender attended an open tryout for the Philadelphia Eagles and made the team becoming the oldest rookie in NFL history.
Papale's story was made into a Hollywood movie.
Tim Murray (Buffalo Sabres GM) Quotes: 'It's Easy To Spend Money' "I’ve said at the start that if you don’t want to be here we’ll make it happen'
“We’re more competitive. We’ve got a lot of character now. We have leadership now. That’s important to me when you’re adding young players every year"
Truly, The Anti-Regier
Posted 23 January 2007 - 09:25 PM
- props to Puddy for Stevens banner above -
"Stevens doesn't check a guy's age, his salary, his scoring record or his Hall of Fame credentials when he lines him up. He just hits him. "
"YOURE NEXT" -Scott Stevens
"Where are you from?" Jersey. Where the weak are killed and eaten.
Posted 31 January 2007 - 12:42 PM
I'm here for the party - (this is Pittsburgh, yeah?)
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