MANILA, Philippines (AP) — David Beckham scored the opening goal Saturday in the Los Angeles Galaxy’s 6-1 win over the Philippine national team in a friendly that was part of the MLS champions’ Asian tour.
Beckham gave his team the lead with a curling shot in the 20th minute, and Mike Magee was set up by Landon Donovan for the second goal before halftime. Adam Cristman added two goals in the second half, with Robby Keane and Greg Belhalter getting one apiece.
After being substituted midway through the second half, Beckham handed his shirt to boxing champion Manny Pacquiao, who was one of the about 13,000 spectators for the match. The former England captain said “I am a huge fan of his.”
Despite the loss, Philippine coach Michael Weiss said he was “extremely unhappy” with his team’s performance.
Phil Younghusband scored for the Philippines.