posted on Jan, 17 2007 @ 12:35 PM
I wouldn't say he is past his prime, he is only 31. Most players are past their prime once they get past 35+, so he has a few more years left in him
yet. Beckham was never blessed with pace, but he makes up for it with his vision, passing ect. His contract will be water tight, he will earn every
penny of it. In Football (soccer) players contracts benefit them only, not the teams/clubs they play for.
Beckham is a big influence in the sport and the rumours are is that he is trying to persuade others to join him. People like Luis Figo, Ronaldo,
Zidane and some other names that i cant remember right now. Last season at Real Madrid, they earned £180 million from sales for Beckham shirts alone.
It was more than the shirt sales combined for the rest of the team..
He will do great over in MLS, but it reminds you of when Bobby Moore, Alan Ball, Pele and various other top class players did it in the 1970's. They
did have an impact but failed to get the nation interested in Football on a continuos basis. Beckham wont be able to do it on his own, others will
have to follow. But if people in the USA dont like the sport, then they just dont like it. You can get the top 100 players over 31 years old to play
in MLS and my guess is that most people still wouldnt raise an eyebrow.