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Beckham Debuts on Field in Los Angeles

International soccer phenomenon David Beckham takes to the field in his long awaited debut for the Los Angeles Galaxy last night in Los Angeles.

Beckam was late starting because of a sore ankle. Before a sellout crowd, Beckham finally entered the game in the 78th minute. He did not score a goal, but the hope is that he will score a win with American fans over the next several years.

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Rob Schmitz
Rob Schmitz is NPR's international correspondent based in Berlin, where he covers the human stories of a vast region reckoning with its past while it tries to guide the world toward a brighter future. From his base in the heart of Europe, Schmitz has covered Germany's levelheaded management of the COVID-19 pandemic, the rise of right-wing nationalist politics in Poland and creeping Chinese government influence inside the Czech Republic.