David Beckham, who just arrived home in LA last weekend, made his way to NYC (with the LA Galaxy soccer team) for an upcoming game (his first game with his US soccer team this season) … and also for an appearance on the Today Show on NBC early this morning. Here are a couple pics of Becks as he made his arrival into NYC late yesterday:
And here are a few screencaps from Becks‘s appearance with Matt Lauer on the Today Show just a couple of hours ago:
In his interview, Becks revealed that altho he spent over 6 months away from his family while he was playing with AC Milan in Italy, he did make time to iChat with his family often and had the fam visit him at 8 week intervals (for a week visit at a time). He also talked a bit about comments made by his Galaxy teammate Landon Donovan which were published in a new book called The Beckham Experiment that was written by author Grant Wahl … in the book, Donovan publicly questioned Becks‘s commitment to his US soccer team and even called him “stingy”. In response, Becks called his teammates comments “unfortunate” and “unprofessional” but did reveal that the men have spoken and have “moved on” from the controversy (tho some people aren’t convinced that the guys have kissed and made up). He then made clear that he does want to be in the US saying, “Without a doubt, I want to be here … I want to be successful in the US.” The interview then moved on to discuss his latest set of Armani Underwear ads with wife Victoria Beckham and Becks revealed that he got a new tattoo in honor of his 10 year anniversary to Vicky B. (he got a band of 10 roses around his arm). After the jump, check out video of David Beckham‘s interview on the Today Show in full …
I have to say, I found Becks very charming in this interview. I’m still not sold that he is totally committed to playing soccer here in the US but as long as he’s willing to pay the lip service, I’ll eat it up. I’d love for him to stay here … so, we’ll see. I think this is my fave Becks in the US interview I’ve ever seen. What did y’all think?
[Photo credit: Splash News]