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Beckham & South Carolina Soccer News

A medical exam in the near future may bring about a delay in the Beckham unveiling in Los Angeles.

David Beckham, meanwhile seemed to have twisted his right knee in the 69th minute, while attempting an on-the-run cross, and hobbled of the pitch clutching it.

The news from the Madrid camp is that he has damaged a knee ligament.

The silver lining, of course, is that it is not the dreaded cruciate ligament, rather the medial one, which involves a recovery period of around six weeks.

Only time will tell, but if his opening in Los Angeles is delayed there are going to be some very unhappy people who paid good money for those Galaxy Tickets at a fundraiser I was at this weekend.

South Carolina also managed to make the European Soccer News circuit, but not for anything particularly good.

West Ham manager Alan Curbishley confirmed he will be disciplining defender Anton Ferdinand after it was revealed he defied club orders and went to America to celebrate his 22nd birthday.

Curbishley had told his players they were not to leave the country during a four-day break between matches a fortnight ago.

But word reached Curbishley that Ferdinand had been seen partying at a bar in South Carolina and the England Under-21 international was forced to apologise.

South Carolina?! Why not take the shorter flight to New York and live it up in the City? If you are going to get disciplined why not just go all out?

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