Galaxy to face Wellington Phoenix in exhibition

September 17, 2007

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- David Beckham and the Los Angeles Galaxy will play an exhibition game against the Wellington Phoenix in New Zealand in December.

The Major League Soccer team added the match against Wellington, which plays in Australia's A-League, to its itinerary for a short sweep through Australasia that includes a match against Sydney FC on Nov. 27, the New Zealand club confirmed Tuesday.

Beckham is currently sidelined by an injured ankle, but is expected to fit enough to return to the field in October.

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