In Beckham’s first few minutes playing for the LA Galaxy against Chelsea he made a pass across the field, a diagonal ball, that is rarely seen in the MLS, and a skill that is hard to come by–it’s rare to have someone who can make that laser pass right to the feet of a player, so they can score or get a team out of a jumbled area of pressure. That’s just what Beckham did and does.
Here’s some of Beckham’s most amazing passes. He will be missed when he leaves the game of soccer.
Another soccer skill that’s often missing: there are key players that act like walls, get it and give it back to the player who’s open or has more time and space. Then there’s the player who, seemingly, never loses the ball and allows his team to get organized, players like Xavi for Barcelona or Makelele for Chelsea and formerly of Real Madrid.
Passing is really an art though–at times the pass being made is more beautiful than the actual goal. And that is where soccer players like Beckham, Alonso, Deco, Xavi, Ronaldinho, Kaka, Riquelme, Zidane distinguish themselves and their teams.
After Man City string together a number of passes, Bernardo Silva crosses the ball into Ilkay Gundogan who controls and scores to make it 3-1 against Man United. Sometimes the top soccer teams in the world make it look so easy.