Beckham unveils plans for U.S. academy

June 2, 2005
CARSON, Calif. -- Some American youngsters will have a chance to learn to ``Bend It Like Beckham.''

European soccer superstar David Beckham will be a partner in a soccer academy scheduled to open at the Home Depot Center this fall.

Beckham joined Simon Fuller, the creator of television's ``American Idol,'' and Anschutz Entertainment Group president and chief executive Tim Leiweke on Thursday to unveil plans for the David Beckham Academy in the Los Angeles suburb.
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