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Arena Denies Beckham Bust-Up

Apparently Andy Carroll is not the only player who doesn’t like being substituted especially when his team is losing. The LA Galaxy’s David Beckham had to be subbed at half time in his 3-1 home defeat to New England Revolution after a dramatic burst up with team mates Sean Franklin and Marcelo Sarvas.

Both Beckham and Sarva were subbed during the break, but Galaxy coach Bruce Arena refuted reports that it was due to Beckham’s burst up claiming instead that it was purely a tactical change.

It was purely a coach’s decision. We needed to make a change in midfield.

“I’m sure David’s not pleased about it but that’s not the issue. The issue was that 11 players from New England soundly outplayed 11 players from the Galaxy. I couldn’t change 11 players and that’s what I told the team at half-time. If I had 11 substitutions, I’d have considered that.”

In other MLS matches played yesterday, the Chicago Fire were beaten 2-0 at home by the Colorado Rapids while Sporting KC were 1-0 winner over Chivas USA.

Staying with the MLS, the New York Red Bulls Thierry Henry was named the MLS Player of the week week 4 after an amazing performance on Saturday that saw him score his first ever hat-trick in the MLS as he led the Red Bulls to a 5-2 win over the Montreal Impact.

This was Henry’s second consecutive week as the league’s best player after he earned the same honor in the week running up to March 25th when his 2 goals and one assist helped the Red Bulls to a 4-1win over the Colorado Rapids. His amazing exploits so far make him the leagues top goal scorer with 5 goals while also coming in at number 2 on the player with most assists list.

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