MLS: Beckham decision to be based only on football
Major League Soccer says the Los Angeles Galaxy will make the
decision on whether to attempt to re-sign David Beckham based on
football ability and not his celebrity status.
MLS President Mark Abbott said ”there have been so many
benefits” to the league’s having acquired Beckham. He is in the
final season of a five-year, $32.5 million contract.
The former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder turns 36
next month, and 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 Italy.
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.