MLS: Decision on Beckham based on soccer
Major League Soccer says the Los Angeles Galaxy will make the
decision on whether to attempt to re-sign David Beckham based on
his soccer ability and not his celebrity.
MLS President Mark Abbott said ”there have been so many
benefits” to the league’s having Beckham, who is in the final
season of a $32.5 million, five-year contract he signed to leave
The midfielder, who turns 36 next month, has been criticized for
leaving the Galaxy twice on loan to AC Milan. He missed most of the
2010 season after tearing an Achilles’ tendon while playing in
Beckham will travel next week to London for the royal wedding on
April 29. The Galaxy play at Dallas on May 1, but Abbott said the
league doesn’t have an issue with his schedule.
”He came here first and foremost as a soccer player,” Abbott
said Thursday at a meeting with the Associated Press Sports
Editors. ”You can’t ignore that he’s a famous soccer player.”