In an effort to become a legitimate sport in the U.S., the Los Angeles Galaxy has reportedly made a play for David Beckham, the â€śCat Daddyďż˝? of English football. The former England soccer captain, and current superstar for the Real Madrid, has apparently agreed to pack up his balls, and move to L.A. An article at CBS SportsLine.com says that major League Soccer hopes will boost the sport in the United States in a manner similar to Pele’s arrival with the Cosmos in 1975.
“This week, Real Madrid asked me to make a decision regarding my future and the offer to extend my contract by a further two seasons,” Beckham said in a statement.
“After discussing several options with my family and advisers to either stay here at Madrid or join other major British and European clubs, I have decided to join the Los Angeles Galaxy and play in the MLS from August this year.”
And I bet that $50 million a year helps too.
I hate to break the news to all five or six of you soccer pansies out there, but Pele couldnâ€™t make soccer a respectable sport in America, and neither can Beckham. Soccer has always sucked, and will continue to suck for the foreseeable future.
Now donâ€™t get all depressed about this piece either. Itâ€™s not your fault that soccer sucks. Itâ€™s just that soccer is a third world sport. All you need is a ball and a few dudes with two different color shirts (usually dirty and dirtier), and some real long socks. Thatâ€™s all fine and dandy for some joker in a remote village in Ecuador, but we Americans should be striving to do better.
Anyway, good luck to Beckham, the Los Angeles Galaxy, and anyone else that gives a s**t.
Oh, and remember to carpool on game day. All of you Galaxy fans can put your money together and get a real deal on a mini-van at Hertz to go to the game in. $39.99 split 6 ways comes out to about $6.67 each. Cheers.
Bill at Make the Logo Bigger puts this deal into perspective for you as well. Check it out HERE!!!