Los Angeles: Ex-England football star David Beckham has had a fierce bust-up with his LA Galaxy teammates after being pelted by a beer can in his first game.
Becks got into a shouting match with Sean Franklin and Marcelo Sarvas while walking off at half time during their 3-1 home defeat to New England.
Neither Beckham nor Brazilian Sarvas appeared in the second half.
The Sun quoted manager Bruce Arena as insisting that it was a tactical move.
He said: "It was purely a coach`s decision. We needed to make a change in midfield. I`m sure David`s not pleased about it but that`s not the issue. The issue was that 11 players from New England soundly outplayed 11 players from the Galaxy.”