16 minutes. That is the sum total of Becks appearance. You know if Alexi Lalas was at all concerned about Beckham's ankle healing properly he would have asked him to wait out this season. It might be a bit too late for the LA Galaxy to make it to the playoffs and having Beckham might have not made much of a difference. However, it would have given the ankle time to heal and would have stopped all the second guessing and finger pointing going on.
So get used to these headlines. This weekend Beckham flies in with the Galaxy but he probably will not play. To protect themselves from the wrath of many who thought that this might be his debut, Toronto issued this statement " As with any other player under contract with either club participating in the game, should Mr. Beckham be unable to play in the game, no refunds will be issued.''
For skeptics not sold on soccer, this may well be the biggest reason. I guess no one considered that Beckham's no shows could actually cause soccer more harm than good.