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LA Galaxy's Beckham frustrated after failing to impress GB Olympic coach Pearce

David Beckham missed a great opportunity to impress Team GB coach Stuart Pearce as the LA Galaxy lost 1-0 at home to New York Red Bulls on the weekend.

The veteran midfielder is hoping to be selected as one of three players over the age of 23 for Pearce's Olympics squad but did little to affect the outcome of the match at The Home Depot Center.

Pearce was on hand to watch Beckham and the reigning MLS champions slump to a fifth defeat of the campaign which sees them languishing in seventh place on the nine-team Western Conference table.

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid star admits it has been a frustrating beginning to the 2012 season, lamenting a number of missed opportunities throughout the 90 minutes.

"It's getting even more frustrating week after week," said Beckham.

"We had our chances and we didn't finish off the chances that we had.

"We got sloppy in defence with a couple plays and obviously it's disappointing to lose at home."

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Andrew Slevison
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