David Beckham could be leaving the Los Angeles Galaxy for a loan spell in Europe. The English midfielder is still waiting for the Galaxy to approve a loan deal with a European club. News reports have said that Tottenham Hotspur is among the clubs wanting to sign Beckham. Leicester City and Newcastle United have also shown interest in the former England captain.
Beckham, 35, has said he wants to play during Major League Soccer’s winter break in order to stay in contention for a place on the English national team. If Beckham does go on loan he will have to return to the Galaxy for the season-opener on March 15.
Beckham went on loan to Italian club AC Milan last season and tore his Achilles heel. He played less than ten games for the Galaxy.
He did score his second goal of the season in the Galaxy’s 2–1 win over Dallas. That win secured the Galaxy’s second successive Western Conference title and first MLS Supporters’ Shield since 2002.
Toronto goes Dutch — Former Dutch national team midfielder Aron Winter will become the technical director and coach of FC Toronto. Winter played for Ajax and Inter Milan. The 43-year-old had six goals in 84 appearances for the Netherlands from 1987-2000.
Chung to fight off Prince — Chung Mong-joon, the former chief of the Korea Football Association,will defend his FIFA vice presidency in a vote this week. Chung, a South Korean lawmaker and the controlling shareholder in Hyundai Heavy Industries, will stand against Prince Ali of Jordan at Doha, Qatar on Thursday for FIFA’s vice-presidential seat for Asia.
He has ruled out running for the FIFA presidency this year against Sepp Blatter.
Farewell — Coen Moulijn, a left winger for the Dutch club Feyenoord that won the 1970 European Cup, has died. He was 73.
Kaka is back —Brazilian midfielder Kaka, 28, was back in action for the first time since the World Cup, when he came on in the 75th minute to help Spanish club Real Madrid beat Getafe 3-2 on Monday. Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in the game. Kaka, the 2007 FIFA player of the year, had not played in a match since July 2, when Brazil lost to the Netherlands in the World Cup quarterfinals last year.
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