The MLS Cup winners meet the two-time A-League champions as part of their 2011 post-season tour and Beckham knows that it will not be an easy encounter following a 5-3 loss to Sydney FC in 2007 and a 2-1 defeat to Newcastle Jets last year.
“We’re expecting a tough game. Every time we’ve come here we’ve had difficult games,” Beckham said.
“When we played in Sydney, that was a real tough game. We kinda got battered really.
“That was a really tough game and every time we’ve played here we expect it to be the same.
“The standard is similar to what it is in the US. The game’s growing and that’s what’s great to see. People around the world are talking about both leagues and that’s a sign of the growth of the game in both countries.”