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David Beckham Joins LA Galaxy

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!!

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50 Responses to “David Beckham Joins LA Galaxy”

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  1. 1
    Malia Says:

    Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it’s about damn time. Welcome to America David.

  2. 2
    Maniston Who? Says:

    I wonder who people think is Hotter. Becks Or Brad. Beck as Alot of Euro Fans and quite a few Domestic Fans.. and Brad has Alot of crazed obsessed out of there mind fans domestically. I wonder…… who do the females think is hotter

  3. 3
    Scott Says:

    Who’s hotter? David Beckham he looks better and he actually has talent
    Plus he doesn’t cheat on his wife (rumours are not fact, not an ounce of proof so I will give him the benefit of the doubt)

  4. 4
    Brian Says:

    Does the MLS even make 250 million as a whole? This could actually bankrupt them and end soccer in America.

  5. 5
    Carolina Says:

    David Beckham is in no way a soccer “star”- he is clearly model-material-marketable! and sorry to burst your bubble Scott- but don’t you think with all the resources at the Beckhams’ disposal, if those affair rumours were untrue then they would have sued the pants of R. Loos– them not suing says a heck of alot more- he ABSOLUTELY did cheat and if any normal male happened to be married to that hag of a wife- “Posh”- clearly they would cheat as well… Hate them and their superficial- oh-I’m-so-in- love pathetic play at attention– Hate, Hate, Hate Them!

    Obviously- I prefer- hands-down Brad Pitt!

  6. 6
    vicky Says:

    Oh My Goddd !! No doubt he is more handsome and hot than Pitt !!!

  7. 7
    kelly Says:

    Defnatly hotter than Piit i watched him as a kid at united but feels likes he’s sold out for an easier money making life if he had any ambition left for football he’d want to prove himself in Italy or England but he has won everything possible english and european trophies.

    what i wouldn’t give just for him to put on a united shirt one more time so i could just walk down the road to old trafford to see him take it of again :d

  8. 8
    Original jpf Says:

    I am SO happy! Seriously so, and it’s because now maybe “football aka soccer” will finally now be more popular here in the states. I’d rather watch it than basketball….ducking. lol

    thanks Jared & Audrey

  9. 9
    gitane Says:

    this is too damn funny! a thread about becks becomes becks vs. brad.

    anyway, i’m not a soccer fan, but i’ve finally got a good excuse to become one. too bad he’ll be bringing that frightening wife of his with him–how did she get the name posh anyway? she’s far scarier than mel b.

  10. 10
    jaromir Says:

    To be honest, sure I like the guy, but he really isn’t that great of a player. Though I’m pretty sure that he will help Football (a.k.a Soccer) grow here in the U.S.

  11. 11
    hr Says:

    becks definitely is nearing the end of his career, but he is/was also very talented!! he’s just getting older… can’t be a superstar on the field forever. he’s still using his image to bring even more recognition to football/soccer EVERYTWHERE though, which is awesome. MLS is actually going to get exciting now!! W00T!

  12. 12
    creativegirl Says:

    Becks and Brad on the same continent? I don’t know if I could handle it. I’m recollecting those speedo pics from last summer :-)

    Maybe just for fun Jared you have an informal poll, do some pictures of Brad and Becks side by side so we can all compare the two for ourselves or at the very least oogle the eye candy. YUM!

  13. 13
    Dave Says:

    I heart Becks!!!!!

  14. 14
    Marta Says:

    he is celebrity not a football player.

  15. 15
    Ludivine Says:

    He’s a great soccer player, people who say he’s not just don’t know anything about soccer.

  16. 16
    jaromir Says:

    Thats funny Ludivine………I tend to have the same opinion about people who have the opposing view of mine.

  17. 17
    vicky Says:

    to Marta and Ludivine !
    Obviously you know nothing about football..how about google him and see his career fact..I am sure you will be suprised to see how many cup he’s won !! This man is the most well known football player in the world..so it makes him a celebrity as well not only a footballer !

  18. 18
    voltavie Says:

    Brian Says:

    January 11th, 2007 at 12:48 pm
    Does the MLS even make 250 million as a whole? This could actually bankrupt them and end soccer in America.

    ?????????????????????????????

    LOL !! Good Question and only time will tell.

    “David is truly the only individual that can build the bridge between soccer in America and the rest of the world.”

    Obviously Mr. Leiweke is willing to put good money on top of his statement. I suspect that US Soccer organizations, after the “misfortune” of their World Cup team’s defeat as the hands (or feet) of the team from my beloved country GHANA (YAY !!), have realized that they need to import more accomplished players in order to boost their ranking in the world.

    I wonder if Mr Beckham will play for the US or for England in the future. If I remember rightly he is no longer captain of the English team.

    We Shall See.

  19. 19
    ManU Says:

    Kelly – you live near Old Trafford? I used to live near Ashton. What’s the weather like there?

  20. 20
    Elin Says:

    Oh please, Beckham is extremely overrated as a footballer. Sure he is fantastic with Set Pieces but otherwise he can’t run, or tackle, or kick with his left foot, or (as we all saw in the last World Cup) even manage to stay properly hydrated. Sure he has won a good share of cups and awards, but he always seemed to fall just short when it mattered in the Euro and World Cup tournaments.

    How did the Brad v Becks thing in this thread get started anyway? But for the sake of argument you might want to throw Freddie Ljungberg into that conversation as well, as Becks is hardly the best looking footballer out there just the most overexposed.

  21. 21
    Ludivine Says:

    Vicky, you’ll be nice if you’d keep your comment to yourself, sorry to disapoint you but i know a lot about football, as i’m a fan since i was a little girl, and always been a Utd fan, and in my opinion David Beckham is a brilliant soccer player, not the best but a brilliant one.

  22. 22
    Mediterranean Says:

    David Beckham will play football in U.S.A. He has been calling this sport football, not soccer.

    Do you see the difference? He will become only celebrity, not THE football player anymore.

    For him it’s THE END!

  23. 23
    Mediterranean Says:

    You say WELLCOME to him

    We say GOODBYE!

  24. 24
    kelly Says:

    19 – Man U fan

    The weather as always gail force winds raining as alwasy in manchester actually stopped atm my college is over the road from Old trafford i live about a 10 minute car drive away. Ashston’s not so far you always been a red?

  25. 25
    velopan Says:

    This is the end of David Beckham’s football career, and the begining of his super-tanned-celebrity-shopping-and-partying life.

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