Beckham unveiled plans for his own MLS franchise in 2014, exercising an option that was written into his contract with former team LA Galaxy.
Chemnitzer FC took the reins and disrupted Hoffenheim's build-up work in the opening stages, forcing Hoffenheim goalkeeper Oliver Baumann into action twice with early chances.
BERLIN, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Leipzig eased 3-0 past second division outfit Nuremberg thanks to the goals from Amadou Haidara, Yussuf Poulsen and Hwang Hee-chan whereas Eintracht Frankfurt needed two second-half goals to overpower resilient third division side 1860 Munich 2-1 in the opening round of the German Cup on Saturday.
"I prepared a lot before this match, and I was surprised when finding Xiamen rested its starting player Han Yue. Huang is not very experienced, but still, I tried my best on the court. I think I performed better than that of last time we met in the first stage," commented Chen.
DALIAN, China, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Paulinho and Fei Nanduo scored as defending champions Guangzhou Evergrande beat Shenzhen Kaisa 2-0 here on Wednesday to secure a place in the second stage in the 2020 Chinese Super League (CSL) season.
Fernandinho equalized after dribbling into the box and beating Hebei goalkeeper Bao Yaxiong, finishing a counterattack in the 29th minute.
The 55-year-old manager claims additional playing staff is inevitable having to play a challenging season providing more week games than ever before in all competitions.
In the opening men's doubles, Zheng Siwei/Wang Yilv crushed Li Junhui/Ren Xiangyu 11-7, 11-6, 11-6 in just 21 minutes to gain the first point for Qingdao.
Hangzhou 2022 also embraced multiple milestones amid the fight against the pandemic.
BEIJING, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- Italian Simone Pianigiani was appointed as the new head coach of the Beijing Ducks on Monday.
Meanwhile, Nuremberg were able to reduce the arrears in the closing stages when Phillipp Steinhart converted a penalty in the 79th minute.