It’s far too late for David Beckham to become a big star in the United States. And now the news is out that he can’t even bend it for the British Olympic team. Granted, he’s been credited with helping London win the bid to host the Summer Olympics this year. But on Wednesday, team manager Stuart Pearce reportedly alerted Beckham that he didn’t make the cut as one of the three older players on the UK Olympic soccer squad. (Pearce had the right to choose a trio of men over the age of 23). Beckham, who occasionally plays for the Los Angeles Galaxy pro team, might have been a big audience draw. Now the former captain of England’s national team out will sit on the sidelines. London 2012 chair Sebastien Coe said, “I will be talking to him about a Games time role.”

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