Beckham again left off Madrid squad

February 3, 2007

MADRID, Spain -- David Beckham was again left out of Real Madrid coach Fabio Capello's lineup Saturday for a Spanish league game with Levante.

Beckham has not played for Madrid for nearly a month. He was a substitute in a 2-0 loss at Deportivo La Coruna on Jan. 7 -- although he was sidelined for the past two games with an injury.

Beckham has signed a five-year deal with the Los Angeles Galaxy, reportedly worth more than $250 million. Madrid had offered Beckham a two-year extension to his contract, which runs until June 30.

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