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It may not have aired during the Super Bowl this year, but the second annual David Beckham H&M underwear ad is certainly something to behold.
We’ve all seen “locked out of the house wearing only underwear” gags before; but under the direction of the former Mr. Madonna (Guy Ritchie), this commercial has plenty of wit, soccer skills, and David Beckham butt shots. Including after he makes a swim across a pool as part of his chase.
And keep an eye out for the good old David Beckham #23 LA Galaxy jersey.
This video may or not get quite a few replays by me today.
CARSON (g4s) – Los Angeles Galaxy invited fans and media Monday evening to celebrate Saturday’s MLS Cup victory over Houston Dynamo. A crowd of 4,000 fans were in attendance to celebrate the club’s fourth league championship and to show their appreciation to a roster that may see significant changes during the off-season.
Fans were treated to speeches from Galaxy Vice President (and former Galaxy star) Chris Klein, Galaxy Head Coach Bruce Arena, and stars Landon Donovan, Mike Magee, Omar Gonzalez, Robbie Keane and, in what is most likely his last public appearance as a Galaxy player, David Beckham.
The man who helped make Galaxy’s star the brightest in MLS’ constellation, Beckham thanked fans, coach Arena, and his teammates for making his time with Galaxy special. Amid chants of “one more year” – chants encouraged by midfielder Juninho – Beckham re-confirmed that Saturday was his last match in a Galaxy kit, but hinted at his post-playing plans by noting his expectation to remain a part of the club in the future.
The hour-long casual affair was not without surprises, however. Mr. Klein announced to media after the festivities that there would be no post-season tour for the team. As in previous years, a tour seemed like a foregone conclusion – particularly after an MLS Cup victory – but the decision was made earlier in the day to scrap plans for doing so. Mr. Klein noted that players were informed just before the celebration ceremony that they would be experiencing a full off-season for the first time in nearly four years.
That doesn’t suggest the team will be inactive for the next four months, however.
Los Angeles faces a number of obstacles heading into the off-season. Many of Galaxy’s starting roster will certainly invite loan or trade offers from elsewhere – particularly MLS Cup MVP Gonzalez, fellow defender Sean Franklin and Sao Paolo loanee Juninho. In addition to possibly losing current starters due to their increasing desirability elsewhere, coach Arena has the unenviable task of dowsing the future of his team captain, Landon Donovan.
Donovan, who hasn’t been sparing in expressing his inner turmoil during the latter stages of the season, has kept reporters at arms’ length in the lead-up to the championship final whenever asked about his future with the team – and the sport. It’s Donovan’s desires that will determine whether Galaxy experiences a remodeling leading into 2013 or a complete rebuild.
One man Arena and Los Angeles shouldn’t have to worry about retaining is Robbie Keane. The Irish international and vice-captain has expressed his contentment with living in Los Angeles and playing for Galaxy. It was his leadership – and goals – widely regarded as key to the team’s dominance after the All-Star break. Should Donovan depart Galaxy, Arena has a ready-made captain in Keane to take his place.
And finally, Galaxy face the monumental task of replacing the departing Beckham with a figure who can perform at least to his level on the field – even if he cannot match Beckham’s dominance off of it. Real Madrid midfielder Kaká has been a lightening rod for rumors as of late whenever talk turns to a post-Beckham superstar, but Arena and Galaxy executives have remained coy throughout the weekend when asked if talks were underway.
An unavoidable certainty looms for Los Angeles as they rest and regroup heading into the new year: MLS’ marquee team must be prepared for the 2012-2013 CONCACAF Champion’s League elimination rounds. The team – and the league – grow increasingly expectant of bringing the region’s top club honor to American soil. Like the 2011-2012 tournament, Los Angeles is regarded as a heavyweight contender, but the team will want to avoid a glass-jaw knockout blow like the one it received in last year’s tournament from Toronto FC.
But talk of 2013 can wait… at least for one more night. Los Angeles faithful took advantage of an evening meant to celebrate the 2012 campaign and the men who endured a nightmare start only to bring home silverware for a second consecutive year.
Is looking like David Beckham in your skivvies not enough for you? Well starting today you can also smell like him with the release of his cologne “The Essence.”
This video was released on Beckham’s Google+ page for today’s launch:
According to Fragrantica.com, “The Essense” has top notes of grapefruit, lavender, and violet; a heart of cardamom oil, pineapple and apple; and chords of patchouli, cashmere wood, and tonka.
I am a gay man and have no idea what any of that means.
But here’s Beckham’s take on his new scent:
Every man has something that makes him happy and for me, it is the smell of The Essence that conveys a sense of adventure and those special moments spent with the loved ones.
Because you know a body that looks like that must have some digital airbrushing behind it:
Oh and “Best in MLS” ESPY my left foot.
When Cosmopolitan Magazine did a list of “Hot Soccer Players We Can’t Resist” we asked you where they got it right and where they got it (terribly) wrong. Let’s round out our countdown of the players on their list that you agreed with the most:
5. Teal Bunbury (Sporting Kansas City)
4. Heath Pearce (Chivas USA)
3. Chris Pontius (DC United)
2. David Beckham (LA Galaxy)
1. Benny Feilhaber (New England Revolution)
Los Angeles Galaxy racked up their second win of the season last evening in a come-from-behind victory over the visiting Portland Timbers off of strong performances from its core veterans – and a central defender three days new to the team.
Game summary and match impressions after the jump.
Because Strong Bad knows that you only get the team real fruit smoothies if they win the game.
And the LA Galaxy hasn’t been winning the game. Yet David Beckham gets real fruit smoothies.
All joking aside, it does have people wondering: with a new two-year deal in place, is Becks’ focus more on underwear design and schilling for Pepsi and Burger King than winning games for the Galaxy?
Whether that’s the case or not, this silly commercial coming out right after the Galaxy’s performance Saturday night against the Revolution along with rumored Beckham drama at the game doesn’t make for a great narrative.
So much great soccer-related video out there on the web today and it was a great distraction at work. Here it all is to provide great distractions for your evening.
Kick has their latest episode of No Holden Back, featuring Stu cooking his meals in various states of undress.
- Out Swedish footballer Anton Hysén has been revealed as one of the cast members of “Let’s Dance,” their version of “Dancing With the Stars.” Maybe when he’s visiting London this summer he and Hope Solo can hit up a ballroom together.
- Jason Davis continues his streak of awesome soccer writing this week with a review of the updated MLS Live service on USSoccerPlayers.com.
- David Beckham talks to CNN ahead of tonight’s CCL matchup with Toronto FC.
- KCKRS brings us photographs of First Lady Michelle Obama and Samantha Cameron, wife of the UK Prime Minister, hanging out with the US Women’s National Team.
The offseason loss of creative midfielder Juninho was supposed to be a stake in the heart of LA Galaxy’s hopes of an MLS Cup repeat. The 23-year-old Brazilian’s loan was not extended by his parent club, Sao Paulo, as they wished to bring his maturing talents back home, going so far as to lock him in to a new 3-year contract.
Galaxy began seeking out and acquiring several hopeful replacements, most promising amongst them fellow Brazilian Marcelo Sarvas and former Union man Kyle Nakazawa.
Additionally, after a series of below-the-radar moves, Los Angeles announced over the weekend that they had… re-acquired Juninho on loan. The best man to fill a set of empty shoes is the same man who once wore them, it turns out, and Galaxy have gone from finding an acceptable replacement to having a set of midfield options unrivaled in the league.
And when you add in the return of David Beckham and last week’s re-acquisition of former Galaxy striker and Golden Boot finalist Edson Buddle, you have to ask yourself: Is this the official start of the most potent MLS strike force… ever?
Share your thoughts in the comments.