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Old 01-11-2007, 12:34 PM   #31
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Old 01-11-2007, 12:35 PM   #32
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haha....no doubt if you guys in the states got really into it, your league could possibly be the best in the world.
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Old 01-11-2007, 12:42 PM   #33
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$50 mil per season for a guy who doesn't even start currently for his team?

I'm sure the Galaxy and MLS must believe the money can be made up somehow...but really, how?
Is attendance gonna jump that much?
Are they gonna negotitate a TV contract that rivals even the NHL's cause of Beckham?
T-Shirt sales?
Spice Girl CD tie-ins?

It boggles the mind, is $50 mil per year more than the combined salaries of every other player in the league, maybe less Freddy Adu?
i checked the salaries at this site

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv....salaries.html

Adu only made 550,000 in 2006.

The entire league made slightly less than 27.5 million. Thats everybody in the entire league combined.

Now Beckham will make 50 million by himself? Something is screwy.
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Since David Beckham got cut from the England World Cup team, US Soccer should be figuring out how to get him on the fast-track to US citizenship in time for 2010.

Of course, given the complete incompetence US Soccer showed in bungling Jurgen Klinsmann's candidacy for coach, I doubt they could ever pull something like this off.
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^He really wouldn't help you guys much.

Chelsea's wage bill a few years back was about £115 million a year, probably a good bit over that now.....I think the Premiership's total is over £810 million.
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What's soccer what this word means ?


Anyway bout Beckham he got a good cross kick , good free-kicker , but is nowhere close to Juninho

I did see this coming long ago , as the guys of Deep Purple said in a interview talkin bout the World Cup , that Beckham was seen cryin when England lost to Portugal ........ "Yeah , He was cryin for the contract lost "
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^He really wouldn't help you guys much.
Sure he would. Now all we need is a guy who can score with the ball (or, as Hubie Brown says, "score the ball"). And two good defensive midfielders. And three new backs.
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i checked the salaries at this site

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv....salaries.html

Adu only made 550,000 in 2006.

The entire league made slightly less than 27.5 million. Thats everybody in the entire league combined.

Now Beckham will make 50 million by himself? Something is screwy.
From an AP article:

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The move was announced following the end of talks on extending the 31-year-old midfielder's contract with the Spanish club. MLS recently changed its rules on salary caps, clearing the way for Beckham to sign a lucrative deal. British news reports put the Galaxy deal at US$250 million.
Apparently he's the first player signed under the new rules, so maybe this will open the floodgates a little.

One thing to remember is that all teams are owned by the league, so there won't be any owners out there trying to up the ante.
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Beckham's popularity in the Far East is a massive and I mean MASSIVE money-spinner.
I can attest to this. Massive may not even be the correct term,though. I was fortunate enough to be living in China when Beckham signed with Real Madrid. I kid you not, literally the day after the signing was announced I saw kids walking around with Real jerseys, and some with Beckham's name and number on the back.

Also, when I first landed in China the very first thing I was greeted with outside the airport was a MASSIVE Beckham billboard. And there were many more similar billboards around the Far East. I would say Beckham's face was more ubiquitous than Mao Zedong's in certain parts of the country.
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sure it sounds like a lot of money, but for the league, if this makes soccer a success in america (which is what they are betting) this is spare change compared to the money they will make. imagine soccer replacing just one of the MLB, NBA, NFL trio in the top 3 sports list, the money would be rolling in.
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sure it sounds like a lot of money, but for the league, if this makes soccer a success in america (which is what they are betting) this is spare change compared to the money they will make. imagine soccer replacing just one of the MLB, NBA, NFL trio in the top 3 sports list, the money would be rolling in.
would never happen

i really dont think this signing will increase interest much at all, definitely not 250 million dollars worth of interest
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Kind of the equivalent of a top Formula 1 driver being lured to NASCAR - except NASCAR is crazy popular and no one cares about footy in the Americas, still.

I might actually watch a MLS game or two this year so hey I'm all for this,
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the common misconception with soccer/football fans from outside of the US is that we don't understand the sport and that's why we don't watch it.

not true. i get it. i just don't like it.

the only pro league in the states that the MLS has even a snowballs chance in hell of competing with is the NHL... and if they even get that big, it'll be a miracle.

overtake the nba, mlb and especially the NFL? not bloody likely. the NFL makes more money than god.
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imagine soccer replacing just one of the MLB, NBA, NFL trio in the top 3 sports list, the money would be rolling in.
Snowball, welcome to hell...hey where'd you go?

20-25 years ago when youth soccer leagues started popping up in every town in America, people predicted soccer would become extremely popular in the US...more kids playing youth soccer than even Little League..cause all they have to do at 5 years old is run around and try to kick the ball and the parents are amused.

If the sport didn't take off here when Pele played professionally in NY in the 70's, no chance it takes off when Penis Spice starts playing in LA.
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I play soccer in America and the problem is even die hard soccer fans will admit most of the talent in the world goes to Europe. Even we americans work hard to get there...

But I will pay money to see Beckham play.

As far as Beckham vs Pele. the movie wasn't called "Bend it like Pele." To be honest, I didn't ever see Pele play. Whereas, I've seen Beckham play. To a non-soccer fanatic, Beckham might have the bigger name. And that just might get more fans out to watch Soccer.

Little known fact, did you know Chad Johnson, or Ocho Cinco, of the Cincy Bengals played both football, and futbol. College came and he had to decide between the two.
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