Welcome to LA, David Beckham

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US Soccer fans: Mark your calendars. Today January 11th, 2007 is a date that will go down in US soccer history – Major League Soccer has finally entered the global soccer arena!

David Beckham has announced he’s leaving Real Madrid and just signed a five year contract (worth $250 million) to join LA Galaxy.

This is not some old European soccer player retiring, or someone who failed to make the premier league – but The David Beckham – the world’s most well known player. In last year’s World Cup – he proved he was the greatest player on the English team as its captain. He’s one of the world’s greatest free kick takers. The only Englishman to score in three World Cups. He’s only 31 and still has his brilliance as he showed us in the World Cup 2006. The best players were all the oldest ones (namely the French team).

You can now expect to see more Americans getting interested in soccer since Beckham is still considered one of the greatest players of the game. And the Hollywood crowds and celebrities will be spotted at Beckham games just like the Lakers games. Season tickets for LA Galaxy games will be sold out by now. People all around the world will wear LA Galaxy jerseys with “Beckham” on it. I bet you the jerseys are already on sale here in LA printed and ready. Only in America… the marketing possibilities are endless with the Beckham name.

Welcome to LA, Beckham.

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