Three Star Daily, May 16th: Beckham And The Olympics, Donovan And Qualifying

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 15: U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd R) poses for photographs with the Major League Soccer champions Los Angeles Galaxy, including General Manager and Head Coach Bruce Arena (L) and mid-fielders Landon Donovan and David Beckham (R) in the East Room of the White House May 15, 2012 in Washington, DC. Players from the Galaxy also participated in a "Let's Move!" question and answer session with school-age sports fans and first lady Michelle Obama after the ceremony. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Good afternoon Galaxy fans! The Galaxy visiting the President of the United States was the big story yesterday. David Beckham even got the roast treatment from President Obama, poking fun at his age and Beckham's underwear line. It was really quite the event.

Barack Obama Ribs David Beckham About Age, Underwear Line As Galaxy Visit White House (PHOTOS)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is ribbing soccer star David Beckham over his age and his outside interests, saying it's a "rare man who can be that tough on the field and also have his own line of underwear." Obama welcomed Beckham and the Los Angeles Galaxy to the White House Tuesday to celebrate their third Major League Soccer Cup.

Speaking of Beckham, he's going to be involved in the Olympic torch being handed over to the UK in Athens on Friday. The official word is Beckham will be available for selection on Saturday.

Beckham to Help Bring Olympic Flame to Britain - NYTimes.com
David Beckham will help bring the Olympic flame back to Britain on a golden plane on Friday after he takes part in a formal handover ceremony in Athens, London 2012 organizers said.

The other bit of news yesterday was the announcement of the roster for US Men's National team camp before the summer FIFA World Cup Qualifying events. Landon Donovan wasn't listed on the initial roster, but Jurgen Klinsmann is releasing it in waves and Donovan is sure to be announced by Sunday.

The players in Europe like Clint Dempsey and Tim Howard are obviously free for the summer, but for Donovan it will mean missing both matches next week (against San Jose Wed. and at Houston Sat) and one US Open Cup match.

GALAXY: No Donovan for U.S.? Well ... - Soccer Blog - ESPN Los Angeles
Jurgen Klinsmann has started unveiling the names of those with whom he's ready to head into his first World Cup qualifying campaign, and Landon Donovan...

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