08/06/2007

LA Galaxy release Beckham for England duty

LA Galaxy has said that the team are more than happy to let David Beckham play for England.

Beckham's England comeback at 32 is being viewed as a positive for the LA Galaxy side. General Manager Alexi Lalas said: "It's not only an honour for him but also for the Galaxy, and the fact that we can say that one of the players is named for the England squad, I think is a wonderful statement on the quality that exists at the Galaxy."

The American soccer Major League Season lasts from April to November, but would see Beckham rack up serious airmiles to continue with his comeback.

If England head coach Steve McClaren continues with Beckham's comeback, the next England match is a friendly against German at Wembley in August.

Next up are two Euro 2008 qualifying matches against Israel and Russia in September.

(SP/JM)

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