Beckham survives latest British Olympic squad cut



LONDON (AP) — David Beckham remains in contention for Britain’s Olympic soccer team after surviving the latest cut in the squad.

Manager Stuart Pearce has slashed his long list of 191 players down to 80 as he prepares Britain’s first Olympic soccer team since 1960. The final 23-man squad is expected to be named by June.

Beckham, who will be 37 next month, would be one of three over-age players allowed on the squad if he is selected.

The Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder has expressed a desire to play at the London Games with his career in the England team effectively over after making 115 appearances — the most for an outfield player.