Beckham set to play against Real Madrid

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LOS ANGELES: English star midfielder David Beckham will have the chance to play against his former club, Real Madrid, for the first time since joining the Los Angeles Galaxy in 2007 at a friendly in July. Beckham and the Galaxy will face Real on July 16 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. An injury that ended Beckham''s World Cup dreams also kept him from playing last year in Real''s 3-2 victory over the Galaxy. "We are very excited to once again welcome back Real Madrid," said Galaxy president Tom Payne. "The excitement for this rematch will surely capture the attention of all sports fans in Southern California." Real defeated the Galaxy 2-0 in 2005, two years before Beckham signed his five-year deal to join Los Angeles after his Madrid deal expired.