October 29, 2011

David Beckham, LA Galaxy to play Azkals in Manila in December 3.

AKTV - The Los Angeles Galaxy, led by football glamor boy David Beckham, will visit Manila on December to play against the Philippine national men’s football team at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium.

The apparent announcement was made by Azkals team coordinator Patrick Ace Bright on his Twitter account on Saturday night.

The game is scheduled on December 3, with members of the Galaxy also looking to conduct a football clinic prior to the match.

The Galaxy squad had long been scheduled to play in Australia against the Melbourne Victory on December 6. An earlier report by Agence France-Presse said that the American side was in negotiations to book dates in Southeast Asia, with possible stops in Singapore and Indonesia.

If it pushes through, the Manila leg of the LA Galaxy tour would come as a pleasant surprise, as the Philippines has never been a priority for football clubs touring Southeast Asia. Earlier this year, Liverpool played a series of exhibition matches in Singapore and Malaysia.

Beckham figures to be the biggest draw for the Galaxy, which also features stars Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane. It could also be one of the last opportunities to see Beckham in an LA kit, as his contract with the club ends at the end of the season.

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