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Beckham and Lampard together in LA?

23 Jan

Beckham and Lampard in LA together?

It'd be an exciting midfield in Hollywood.

David Beckham and Frank Lampard are keeping the Los Angeles Galaxy in the news this MLS offseason, one with his new deal, the other with  the idea of a new deal.

Beckham has signed a new two-year contract with the Galaxy to ensure his family can continue living in LA, while Lampard is reportedly planning a move to LA following interest from the Galaxy, where his family can potentially emulate the Beckhams’ Hollywood lifestyle. A midfield with Beckham and Lampard roaming the centre of the park would be intriguing, one distributing and finding spaces, the other probing and always pushing forward. It’d be a formidable attack with an abundance of creativity.

The two seem unlikely to join forces before 2013, however, due to Lampard’s current contract. Further inhibiting the scenario is that MLS clubs are only allowed three “designated players” who are exempt from the normal pay structure of MLS clubs. Beckham, Robbie Keane and Landon Donovan occupy those spots for the Galaxy, who were clearly harmonious enough in combination that they led the club to a championship. Lampard, for all his talents and leadership, would be an expensive addition. He currently earns around $250,000 (US) a week.

Galaxy fans might be best to stick with Beckham jersey purchases for the time being.

Becks was interviewed by Google recently to talk about his decision to stay on in LA. See the video below:


Portland Timbers have a cool logo

4 Apr


One of the new additions to Major League Soccer in 2011 is the Portland Timbers, who are bringing their rich tradition and trail-blazing fans to the pro ranks.

Beyond good soccer and proud fans, the Timbers have also honed their logo, a combination of heritage imagery and slick design. The axe clearly references the Pacific Northwest’s logging industry and the three chevrons organized to resemble a pine tree, point to the Timbers’ membership in three separate leagues: the original North American Soccer League, the United Soccer Leagues, and Major League Soccer.

The colors are ponderosa green and moss green, and represent the state of Oregon’s forests.

It all makes for a simple, yet attractive emblem, evoking the region’s history and strength.

Check out this great launch video below.