Beckham happy to take on LA Galaxy road trips

LA Galaxy star David Beckham says he enjoys their road trips.

LA Galaxy star David Beckham says he enjoys their road trips.

Despite their poor record the Galaxy are still the league's main attraction thanks to Beckham.

They sell out every game at their Home Depot Center while when Los Angeles are in town opponents record their best attendance of the year.

Beckham said of his tour of the USA: "I've enjoyed all of them. There's not one [city] I dislike - unless we lose. That's the only time I dislike going to places but it's been incredible to travel around to different parts of America.

"We've had almost sold-out stadiums everywhere we played. The interest is there in the game."

Beckham mania was illustrated by 10 times the usual media turnout for the visit of the Galaxy to Columbus Crew.

For Bruce Arena, the Galaxy coach, such attention is a learning curve.

He said: "This is a unique experience. David is an icon around the world, not only in this league and England. Certainly he is a person that draws a lot of attention wherever he is. Pretty interesting.

"The team has more practice at it than I do since they've been around it for well over a year now. For the most part those players have adjusted to it. The guy who has the hardest time with it is David because it's probably difficult for him to let his guard down."

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