Saturday, October 07, 2006

'Beckham rule' coming to MLS, but will Becks follow?

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MLS deputy commissioner Ivan Gazidis has strongly suggested that the so called 'Beckham rule' will be passed at the league's annual meeting in Frisco, Texas before the MLS Cup.

For those who do not know, the Beckham rule would allow clubs to bring in a 'designated player' that would not count towards their salary cap.

With all the talk of lately regarding Beckham's troubles in resigning with Real Madrid and with his recent role as a sub instead of a started with the club, could it be that the long talked about rule is about to come to the US?

Earlier this week, there were articles about AEG offering $100 million to bring Beckham to the states, however, New York was mentioned as his destination. The big 'what?' with that one is AEG no longer owns the New York team.

Today's stories point to LA or New York as his likely destination.

If Beckham does decide to cash in and come to America, it would surely signal that his career is come to a quick close.

As far as the rule change, I'm still not sold on the idea of paying one player a sum of money greater to the whole of all MLS contracts. It seems that if teams want to improve, they should be allowed to spend that money on a full squad. Think of what even $5 million more a year could do for clubs. And think of what the all over the pitch quality of play would do for fans.

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Blogger Steven Gerrards Double said...

Great idea, I think the MLS needs an injection of big names and not people coming to the end of there career to soon, Beck's at 31 is not past it and could really be a massive influence on alot of young players who are developing and looking to move to europe.

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