Chelsea supports Beckham's 'big moment'

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LOS ANGELES – Chelsea is one of the world’s glamour soccer teams, and it will play a strictly supporting role to David Beckham when the English star makes his U.S. debut for the Los Angeles Galaxy on July 21.

"It’s a big moment for L.A. and also U.S. soccer," Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho said after the FA Cup champions practiced for the first time Tuesday.

"They couldn’t choose a better player to achieve what they want to achieve. In Europe, we want U.S. soccer to go up (in popularity). We are Chelsea and we have a responsibility. We want to give the Los Angeles Galaxy a big game to promote their new team."

Chelsea is making its fourth consecutive preseason visit to the United States. It will play Mexico’s Club America on Saturday at Stanford before returning to Los Angeles for next week’s World Series of Football, a doubleheader that culminates with Beckham’s first game…

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