Beckham in with chance of facing Toronto, maybe

August 3, 2007
By Soccernet

David Beckham still has a chance of making his Major League Soccer debut in Toronto this Sunday, according to a Los Angeles Galaxy spokesman.

Beckham has missed the Galaxy's last three games with an ankle injury since his brief debut appearance for the MLS side in a friendly against Chelsea on July 21./news/story?id=449880&cc=

He failed to travel with his new team-mates to Texas on Tuesday as they completed their SuperLiga group campaign with a thrilling 6-5 win over FC Dallas, instead remaining in Los Angeles for continued treatment.

And while former England captain Beckham has still not taken a full part in training, a Galaxy spokesman said: 'David will travel to Toronto with the squad on Friday.

'None of the squad trained today, they all stayed inside to work on weights in a regeneration session.

'The decision on whether he will play against Toronto FC will be made once we arrive there.''

MLS newcomers Toronto, managed by former Scotland striker Mo Johnston, have sold out their 20,000-capacity BMO Field stadium but Galaxy head coach Frank Yallop said last week that the artificial pitch they play on, made of FieldTurf would be a further consideration when deciding whether Beckham, who has been working to stabilise and strengthen his left ankle following ligament damage, makes an appearance on the surface or is held back another four days for the trip to Washington to face DC United .