Donovan and Beckham: Trouble In Paradise
It seems that one of the most dynamic partnerships that MLS has ever seen was nothing more than smoke and mirrors, hiding a fractured relationship bathed in turmoil.
In a column set to be published in the July 6th edition of Sports Illustrated, columnist Grant Wahl places the Landon Donovan/David Beckham dynamic under a powerful microscope. What follows is a damning expose that places one of football's most recognizable stars in a very unflattering light.
The troubles between the two date back to July 2005 in the days before Beckham arrived in Los Angeles.
In meetings with then-Galaxy coach Frank Yallop and then-GM Alexi Lalas, Donovan was told that the higher-...
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