12 Mar 2009

Rude welcome in store for Beckham when he returns to LA

7:45 am on 12 March 2009

David Beckham can expect a rude welcome from LA Galaxy football fans when he returns to the United States, says the man who signed him.

The Former Galaxy general manager Alexi Lalas brokered the deal that brought the England star to Major League Soccer two years ago. He says Beckham will get booed and it'll be of his own making.

Beckham's extended his loan spell with AC Milan, a move that has upset US fans.

He's now due back in LA in mid-July after taking a month's holiday following the end of the Italian season.

That means he'll miss the first half of the MLS season and only be available for six home games this year, not what the Galaxy had in mind when they agreed to let him go to Milan on what was expected to be a three-month loan.