Bend It Like Beckham's Wallet

So about David Beckham's forthcoming $25 million contract with the MLS's LA Galaxy: do I think this will change the perception of soccer in America? No.

One player a soccer team does not make. Everyone likens this move to Wayne Gretzky going to the LA Kings. Yeah, how's the state of the NHL today? They play their games on a cable network that no one knows or even gets.

I love soccer but I've come to accept that it will never be an American game. We live within two hours of a MLS city and have only attended one game.

Get Ronaldinho in the MLS now, in his prime, and I might sing a different tune.