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Last Updated: Sunday, 22 July 2007, 08:48 GMT 09:48 UK
Beckham's LA debut in pictures

A David Beckham fan gets in early for LA Galaxy's friendly game against Chelsea

It is all about one man at the Home Depot Centre on a lovely Los Angeles day as LA Galaxy host Chelsea in a friendly

David Beckham makes his arrival

And there he is - David Beckham, saviour of soccer in the USA

Victoria Beckham keeps an eye on her husband

Victoria Beckham returns her husband's wave from up in the posh seats, where it is packed to bursting with famous faces

Eva Longoria turns up for the match

Instead of the Mexican wave, the LA wave breaks out pre-match. To do this you must wear big sunglasses. Desperate Housewife Eva Longoria's got the right idea on the red carpet

A fan who is not a Beckham fan

Not everybody has paid to watch Golden Balls strut his stuff

Fans who are Beckham fans

But most have

Jennifer Love Hewitt joins the great and the good on the red carpet

Including Jennifer Love Hewitt. Basketball legend Michael Jordan, all-round legend Arnold Schwarzenegger and East End legend Ray Winstone also hit the LA Galaxy red carpet

David Beckham warms up in front of the Simpsons

Even the Simpson family take time out from promoting their new film for a pitch-side seat. Lisa likes the new number 23

The media swoop for pictures of the world's most expensive substitute

The media swoop for pictures of the world's most expensive substitute. Peter Vagenas strikes a relaxed pose but Chris Albright does not seem alright about all the attention

David Beckham ignores the action

Finally a match breaks out, but Becks throws a longing glance somewhere else while his new buddies focus on the action

Victoria Beckham and Eva Longoria drink champagne

Up in the VIP section they are tucking into the champagne

Romeo Beckham eyes up Suri Cruise

Romeo Beckham is making a move on Suri Cruise, while her mother, actress Katie Holmes, actually watches the soccer

Chelsea skipper John Terry celebrates scoring the only goal of the game on 49 minutes.

Oh yes, the soccer. Chelsea and England captain John Terry celebrates scoring the only goal of the game on 49 minutes

David Beckham comes on for his LA Galaxy debut

And finally, after 78 minutes, here comes the main man

David Beckham in action

The new boy limps through 12 minutes on his dodgy ankle

David Beckham holds his ankle after a challenge from Steve Sidwell

A collective gasp goes up as Becks goes down in agony after a tackle from Chelsea's own new midfielder Steve Sidwell

David Beckham gives the thumbs up

But Beckham's OK at the final whistle of his much-anticipated Stateside soccer debut. Thanks for coming everyone

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