Soccer star David Beckham made his first league appearance for new team Los Angeles Galaxy on Thursday, but couldn't save them from defeat.
An ankle injury had stopped Beckham from playing for the club since his move to L.A last month (Jul07), until he was introduced as a 72nd minute substitute in Washington DC, against the city's DC United.
Despite an impressive 18-minute display, Galaxy were beaten 1-0.
Beckham said after the match, "It was a good night, but it was also a bad night. Obviously there's been pressure because everyone is talking about how I've not played yet. But I don't feel pressure in that sense."