Featured Matches
Previous
Kansas City
Philadelphia Union
1
1
FT
Game Details
Queretaro
Pachuca
2
0
FT
Game Details
Tijuana
U.A.N.L
1
1
LIVE 46'
Game Details
KV Oostende
Anderlecht
0
2
FT
Game Details
Fortuna Düsseldorf
TSV Eintracht Braunschweig
2
2
FT
Game Details
Fortuna Düsseldorf
TSV Eintracht Braunschweig
2
2
FT
Game Details
AJ Auxerre
Le Havre AC
2
0
FT
Game Details
Ajaccio GFCO
Valenciennes
2
0
FT
Game Details
Arles
AC Ajaccio
0
0
FT
Game Details
AS Nancy Lorraine
Dijon FCO
1
1
FT
Game Details
Chateauroux
Troyes
0
1
FT
Game Details
Nimes
Angers
3
2
FT
Game Details
Stade Laval
Niort
1
1
FT
Game Details
Tours
Créteil
4
2
FT
Game Details
FK Rubin Kazan
Spartak Moscow
0
4
FT
Game Details
KV Oostende
Anderlecht
0
2
FT
Game Details
Silkeborg IF
Sonderjyske
0
2
FT
Game Details
Lillestrom
SK Brann
4
3
FT
Game Details
Bray
Athlone Town FC
1
1
FT
Game Details
Cork
Dundalk
1
2
FT
Game Details
Derry City
Bohemians
4
0
FT
Game Details
Drogheda Utd
UCD
4
0
FT
Game Details
Limerick FC
Shamrock
4
1
FT
Game Details
St Patricks
Sligo
1
0
FT
Game Details
Kansas City
Philadelphia Union
1
1
FT
Game Details
Queretaro
Pachuca
2
0
FT
Game Details
Tijuana
U.A.N.L
1
1
LIVE 46'
Game Details
Lobos BUAP
Mineros de Zacatecas
0
1
FT
Game Details
Coras Tepic
Correcaminos
1:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Avaí
Luverdense
1
2
FT
Game Details
Vila Nova-GO
Goianiense
0
2
FT
Game Details
Unión La Calera
Antofagasta
3
1
FT
Game Details
Real Espana
Parrillas One
1:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Next
Aug 7, 2007

Garber welcomes Beckham boost, despite injury

Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber is as frustrated as the fans that David Beckham is not playing but even sitting on the Los Angeles Galaxy bench, the England star is boosting the sport in North America.

Garber was in Toronto on Sunday as Beckham was once again unavailable because of an ankle injury, the fourth game he has missed since a brief debut in a friendly against Chelsea on July 21.

The commissioner, though, called for fans to be patient.

'This is a five-year deal and while we're all frustrated, I know David is the most frustrated,' Garber said.

'But people will forget about him missing these few games when he hits the field and starts playing for the LA Galaxy.'

The Beckham effect, he said, was already having a huge impact for American soccer, at home and abroad.

'There's certainly more interest in our league. Our games are being broadcast in countries throughout the world, our jerseys are being sold throughout the United States and the world,' he said.

'A lot of that has to do with David but it's pulling the rest of the league up, not just the LA Galaxy and David Beckham. Television ratings are going up and our merchandise sales are going up and there's more interest from fans. That's all very positive.

'Merchandise sales are up 300% league-wide but in terms of the LA Galaxy they're up 700%. That's not what we expected but the Beckham jersey is the number one selling item in (American sports retailer) Sports Authority in the United States - not a basketball, not a football, a Beckham jersey and that's pretty good.'