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Beckham expects Galaxy turnaround

SoccerNews in MLS 29 Apr 2012

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Los Angeles Galaxy star David Beckham remains upbeat about his team’s chances of turning around their slow start to the MLS season.

A missed penalty from Robbie Keane proved costly for the reigning champions against Dallas on Saturday, as the Galaxy snatched a 1-1 draw thanks to Pat Noonan’s stoppage-time equaliser.

Beckham, 36, said it was only a matter of time before the Galaxy found their best form, but believes they deserved a point against Dallas.

“Sometimes it (poor form) happens in soccer and we’ll get it right, we’ll score the goals when we really need to, I’m sure, but we’ll need to pretty soon,” the former England captain said.

“Overall, we’ve earned the point tonight at least.”

Keane had the chance to opening the scoring at The Home Depot Center, only to put his penalty wide after sending goalkeeper Chris Seitz the wrong way.

It was the first time since June 2007 that a Galaxy penalty in the MLS regular season had not been taken by captain Landon Donovan.

Forward Donovan said he asked Keane to step up and take the spot-kick, and backed him to net his next one if given the chance.

“There’s no conversation (about the penalty miss). I just told Robbie I wanted him to take it,” Donovan said.

“He did everything right except he just mishit it a little bit. It’s a guy who has taken many penalties and made many penalties and I am sure next time he takes one it’ll go in.”

The Galaxy take on the Seattle Sounders in their next outing on Wednesday.

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