Galaxy, Tottenham form alliance

Updated: February 9, 2011, 10:37 AM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- David Beckham's training stint with Tottenham is part of a "strategic alliance" that will see more exchanges of players between the Los Angeles Galaxy and the Premier League club.

Tim Leiweke, president of the AEG group that owns the Galaxy, said the trans-Atlantic partnership will grow stronger if AEG and Tottenham win their joint bid to take over London's Olympic Stadium after the 2012 Games.

Beckham extended his training with Tottenham by another two weeks. He'll begin preseason training with the Galaxy on Feb. 24 in preparation for the Major League Soccer season.

Leiweke said the group is trying to "think outside the box on football." That includes Beckham's training and "maybe players from Tottenham coming to the Galaxy [or] playing games against each other."


Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press

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