Sunday, January 9, 2011

NEWS WATCH - Beckham Staying Put

After all the drama surrounding where Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder (and global style icon) David Beckham would land on loan this Major League Soccer off-season who had "nowhere" in the office pool?

Anyone....? Bueller....?

Turns out the former England international (and, yes, former... he's not making back into the England squad)  had his loan ambitions spurned by 'Arry Redknapp and Tottenham (like what I did there? "Spurned". Because, you know, Tottenham are called the Spurs?) He will train with the London side for the next month and then return to SoCal to begin the preseason with the Galaxy in February.

Frankly, we're tired of this bullshit with Mr. Golden Balls. If you want to play in England/Europe then go. If you want to fulfill your contractual obligations with Los Angeles then stay. This charade off-season after off-season is getting old.

We want you in MLS. You're an asset to the league, a good pull at the ticket window, and the potential to be a great ambassador to soccer in the United States. All the things that we'd hoped for when you first arrived years ago.

That's still possible and you can still have a great legacy in this country with this sport, but not as long as you keep staring longingly across the ocean. The Galaxy are locked an loaded for a run at the MLS Cup this coming season. They've brought in caging veterans like Juan Pablo Angel and Frankie Hejduk. Even Landon Donovan passed on a loan move to Everton. You can do the same.

Just make a commitment and we'd be happy.

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