David Beckham Joins LA Galaxy
It’s official! David Beckham will be playing with the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer in a five-year deal bringing in an estimated $250 million. His contract with Real Madrid expires on June 30. Becks will join the LA Galaxy shortly after.
Becks‘ official statement read: “I am proud to have played for two of the biggest clubs in football and I look forward to the new challenge of growing the world’s most popular game in a country that is as passionate about its sport as my own… 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. 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.”
Timothy J. Leiweke, president & CEO of Anschutz Entertainment Group, which owns LA Galaxy, said: “David Beckham will have a greater impact on soccer in America than any athlete has ever had on a sport globally. David is truly the only individual that can build the bridge between soccer in America and the rest of the world.” Indeed, indeed.
Becks, America is glad to have you. America, soccer is coming!!