BECKHAM’S MLS FINALE AND PRESS PASS SPECIAL ON ESPN
ESPN will broadcast programming dedicated to David Beckham – including an exclusive interview with Beckham himself – before he departs the MLS after this weekend’s MLS Cup Final
BECKHAM’S MLS FINALE ON ESPN
ESPN will televise a selection of programmes dedicated to David Beckham – Including an exclusive interview with the former Manchester United and Real Madrid star himself – as he prepares to depart the MLS five years after joining the US’ top football league. ESPN will air a live one-hour special edition of ESPNFC Press Pass, its global football debate and discussion show, entitled, Beckham’s Goodbye To Hollywood on Friday. On Saturday in prime time, ESPN will have live and exclusive coverage of the MLS Cup Final – between Beckham’s Los Angeles Galaxy and the Houston Dynamo – as Beckham tries to help Landon Donovan, Robbie Keane and the rest of his Galaxy teammates to a second straight title. Through the weekend, ESPN Classic will air highlights of Beckham’s career.
ESPNFC PRESS PASS SPECIAL: BECKHAM’S GOODBYE TO HOLLYWOOD
- Includes exclusive one-on-one interview with David Beckham
- LIVE ON ESPN — FRIDAY 30TH NOVEMBER @ 10:00PM GMT
- AVAILABLE LATER ONLINE VIA ESPNFC.COM
Beckham’s Goodbye To Hollywood will take an in depth look back at the midfielder’s time in Los Angeles and discuss his impact on Major League Soccer. In an exclusive interview, Beckham himself speaks to ESPN’s Julie Foudy, while host Adrian Healey is joined by a number of guests providing insight and commentary, including: ESPN’s MLS analyst Taylor Twellman, who played against Beckham during his own MLS career; former USA international Alexi Lalas, who was instrumental in bringing Beckham to LA while serving as LA Galaxy’s general manager in 2007; as well as former New England Revolution coach, ex-Liverpool and Scotland star, and Press Pass pundit Steve Nicol. The show will be presented live from LA Galaxy’s stadium, the Home Depot Center, where the MLS Cup Final will be played Saturday.
MLS CUP FINAL: LA GALAXY v HOUSTON DYNAMO
LIVE ON ESPN — SATURDAY 1ST DECEMBER @ 9:45PM
ESPN will broadcast live and exclusive coverage of the MLS Cup Final – including pre- and post-match discussion and analysis from ESPN MLS presentation team – direct and on-site from the Home Depot Center in LA – as David Beckham makes his final appearance for the LA Galaxy. Commentary will come from Adrian Healey and former New England Revolution forward Taylor Twellman, with analysis from, among others, Alexi Lalas and former US national team and Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper and Kasey Keller. The game between the Galaxy and Houston Dynamo is a repeat of last year’s final, which saw Beckham combine with Robbie Keane to set up the game’s only goal for Landon Donovan. The win brought Beckham his first title since his move to the US in 2007, and he will be keen to go out on a high in front of his home fans by securing the Galaxy’s second consecutive MLS championship.
ESPN CLASSIC: DAVID BECKHAM
- FRIDAY 30TH NOVEMBER – LEGENDS OF THE BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE: BECKHAM – ESPN CLASSIC @ 7:30PM
- FRIDAY 30TH NOVEMBER – FIFA WORLD CUP QUALIFIER: ENGLAND v GREECE 2001 – ESPN CLASSIC @ 8:00PM
- FRIDAY 30TH NOVEMBER – PREMIER LEAGUE – TOTTENHAM v MAN UTD 2001/02 – ESPN CLASSIC @ 8:30PM
- SATURDAY 1ST DECEMBER – FIFA WORLD CUP 2002: ENGLAND v ARGENTINA – ESPN CLASSIC @ 7:30PM
ESPN Classic will air a selection of programming paying tribute to Beckham in the build-up to his final game for the Galaxy, starting Friday night at 7.30pm with the Legends of the Barclays Premier League episode on the former Manchester United star. That is followed by highlights of England’s FIFA World Cup 2002 Qualifier against Greece in 2001, when Beckham put in arguably the finest performance of his international career, scoring the injury time free-kick that secured England’s place at the tournament. At 8.30pm that night, ESPN Classic will air Manchester United’s remarkable comeback from 3-0 down to beat Tottenham 5-3, when Beckham captained the side and was instrumental in their second half turnaround – creating the second goal, and scoring the fifth. On Saturday night ESPN Classic will broadcast England v Argentina in the FIFA 2002 World Cup, when Beckham banished the demons of his red card against the same side four years earlier, scoring the only goal in an important 1-0 group-stage win for England.