Adidas Shoots, Scores With Beckham

NEW YORK In anticipation of David Beckham’s L.A. Galaxy debut this month, Adidas pits “Futbol vs. Football” in an entertaining effort starring the U.K. superstar and New Orleans Saint’s Reggie Bush. In an unscripted series of spots to appear online and on broadcast TV, the athletes compare notes on their two sports. In “NFL Goalie,” Bush attempts to tackle a new position—much to the amusement of the soccer icon. Beckham gives him some tips, such as, “The goalkeeper can actually move around.” Kick after kick, Bush fails to stop Beckham from scoring. He cracks, “If I get at least one, I think I’ll be successful.” The relaxed dynamic between the two as they try each other’s sports is engaging, endearing, and just may give soccer-shy Americans a taste for the upcoming season.