There’s only one David Beckham (And really, who could afford two?)
The star of stars showed why there’s more to him than tattoos and great crosses. Beckham erased a 2-0 Galaxy deficit with a pair of long-range bombs, including one of his trademark free kicks, to save the Galaxy a point from a 2-2 tie against Real Salt Lake.
Beckham gets this week’s Player of the Week honors, but the race wasn’t a complete runaway. Christian Gomez, Brad Guzan, John Thorrington and Alejandro Moreno all merited consideration for the award.
For those of you who haven’t seen Beckham’s goal, here they are after the jump (along with this week’s Player of the WEak):
Now, onto player of the weak. That dishonor goes to Kansas City rookie Roger Espinoza for his red card just 36 minutes into the Wizards’ 2-0 loss to Columbus. Veteran defender Frankie Hejduk reeled the rookie in and then took full advantage when Espinoza lost his cool and reached an arm out to clear some room, striking Hejduk in the process. Yes, the Wizards were already down 2-0 when the red card happened, but there was still time for KC to mount a comeback.
Other candidates for POWeak this weak include KC goalkeeper Kevin Hartman, who looked lost on both Columbus goals (and who I came thisclose to giving it to since he’s a vet and Espinoza is a rookie), Luciano Emilio for doing his best invisible MVP impression and the entire San Jose offense for mustering one shot on goal in its first home game at its new home.
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