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David Beckham to receive UEFA President's Award for career achievement

David Beckham speaks during the Miami MLS expansion announcement.
David Beckham is an investor in Major League Soccer's expansion Miami franchise.

David Beckham will be honoured later this year with the UEFA President's Award in celebration of his professional and personal achievements.

Beckham, the former Manchester United, Real Madrid and England midfielder, is "a true football icon of his generation," UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said in a statement.

"The President's Award recognises outstanding achievements, professional excellence and exemplary personal qualities," Ceferin said.

"I have chosen David Beckham as the recipient of this...

Steven Gerrard: Artificial turf should not be used in 'elite football'

Steven Gerrard said artificial turf has no place in "elite football" after seeing one of his Rangers players injured in a game at Kilmarnock on Sunday.

Rangers winger Jamie Murphy fell to the synthetic surface in the 17th minute of the club's 3-1 Scottish league cup win, and Gerrard, who is still unbeaten as a manager after nine games in all competitions with Rangers, was asked if the pitch was to blame for the injury.

"It's difficult for me to comment on [whether the pitch caused the injury],"...


Zlatan Ibrahimovic, three LA Galaxy DPs won't face Seattle Sounders

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is proving his critics wrong as he closes in on scoring 500 career goals for club and country.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic lays the ball off for Romain Alessandrini, who beats the keeper near post on a goal from way out.
LA Galaxy star Zlatan Ibrahimovic calls unsuspecting season-ticket holders who renewed for the 2019 season and offers them a few guarantees.
Ale Moreno reports from Atlanta and, together with the FC crew, rationalizes Zlatan Ibrahimovic's decision to pull out of the MLS All-Star game.

The LA Galaxy will be without star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and all three of their designated players when they travel to face the Seattle Sounders on Saturday.

Jonathan dos Santos, Giovani dos Santos and Romain Alessandrini are all nursing injuries, while LA will not risk Ibrahimovic when the teams meet on the artificial turf at CenturyLink Field (4 p.m. ET, ESPN2).

Ibrahimovic has scored 15 goals in 16 starts for the Galaxy since overcoming the major knee injury he suffered last year that...

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Galaxy form: 'We don't even deserve playoffs'

Zlatan Ibrahimovic gave a frank reply on Wednesday when asked about the LA Galaxy's chances of reaching the postseason. 

"The way we play now, we don't even deserve playoffs," Ibrahimovic said.

The star striker's frustration comes after the Galaxy surrendered two leads to the Colorado Rapids on Tuesday and managed a 2-2 draw.

"It's very irritating," said Ibrahimovic of his team's missed opportunities to finish off matches. "This is the game you kill. The opponent is not better than us,...