Well, holy crap. Football superhero David Beckham is leaving Real Madrid for the Los Angeles Galaxy? What kind of sci-fi year 3000 weirdness is that? Apparently the $250 million dollar deal was made in the hopes that a truly international superstar player would finally bust open the beleaguered American soccer market. In terms of sheer media power and recognition, Beckham is pretty high on the list, so if anyone one player migrating to the US market can truly have an impact he’s a great choice.
I’m curious if this will work, however. I’d like to see soccer become a more dominate sport in the US, but even Sylvester Stallone couldn’t make that happen. Perhaps if more people saw Shaolin Soccer, they’d change their minds.
To our European friends I ask: What’s your reaction to this?