Morning Ticker: Beckham show up north, Drogba's Milan Dream and another Toure for Arsenal

Morning Ticker: Beckham show up north, Drogba's Milan Dream and another Toure for Arsenal

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Morning Ticker: Beckham show up north, Drogba's Milan Dream and another Toure for Arsenal

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Good morning folks. Today seems like a relatively light news day as the European Soccer community prepares for today’s UEFA Cup final between Zenit St. Petersburg and Glasgow Rangers. I’ll post on that match later this morning.

For now, here are some stories from late last night and this morning to get your day started.

Beckham shines, Galaxy loses

Los Angeles Galaxy star David Beckham put on a good show for the folks in Edmonton, assisting on a goal and smiling for the cameras. Unfortunately for Beckham, he still plays for the Galaxy, which lost its exhibition against the Vancouver Whitecaps, 2-1, in Alberta, Canada. Landon Donovan missed the match with a strained calf.

Drogba dreams of Milan

From the "You bring this up now?" department comes reports quoting Chelsea forward Didier Drogba as stating his dream is to play for AC Milan.

What?

Yes, Chelsea is set to play in a Champions League final in a week and Drogba is talking about what team he’d like to play for. Between that and his well-documented tantrum when Michael Ballack wouldn’t let him take a free kick, you have to wonder just how crazy Drogba is. I say this because he clearly has his mind on other things but still manages to produce moments of brilliance.

Another Toure for Arsenal?

From the "It makes too much sense not to happen" department comes word that Barcelona midfielder Yaya Toure would love to join older brother Kolo Toure at Arsenal. Let’s see, Barcelona is preparing a fire sale and Arsenal just lost Mathieu Flamini to AC Milan. Considering I rate Toure as a better player that Flamini I think Yaya Toure would be the perfect replacement and ideal player to sit in front of the defense and in support of Cesc Fabregas.

One more year for Maldini

Just when you thought Paolo Maldini was ready to ride off into the sunset comes word out of Italy that the AC Milan legend is ready for another season. It isn’t as if he can’t still play. I just wonder how psyched up he will be for Milan’s UEFA Cup run next year.

Share your thoughts on these stories, and any other stories from the morning, in the comments section below.

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