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Beckham Goes Hollywood

By Todd McClamroch in News on Jan 11, 2007 4:41PM

2006_01_11_db.jpgThis weekend many MLS fans were expecting to hear about new acquisitions to their teams via the Major League Soccer SuperDraft, which takes place tomorrow in Indianapolis. Los Angeles has upstaged the entire MLS SuperDraft hullabaloo by finally, after months of rumors, inking a deal to bring soccer star David Beckham to play with the L.A. Galaxy. Beckham agreed to a five-year, $250 million deal with the Galaxy and will leave Real Madrid at the end of this season.

Beckham, the 31-year old midfielder, was quoted saying "After discussing several options with my family and advisers to either stay here at Madrid or join other major British and European clubs, I have decided to join the Los Angeles Galaxy and play in the MLS from August this year."

The 2007 Major League Soccer schedule has not been released but you can be sure starting in August, MLS stadiums across America will be selling out for the David Beckham road show. In a statement he also commented on this next step of his career, "I am proud to have played for two of the biggest clubs in football and I look forward to the new challenge of growing the world's most popular game in a country that is as passionate about its sport as my own."

David Beckham, one of soccer's biggest stars, has played for both Manchester United and Real Madrid in his career, two of the most famous clubs in the world. Before joining Real Madrid in 2003 he helped United win six league titles, two FA cups and a Champions League Title.

Chicagoist is hoping that when the MLS schedule comes out the Fire are hosting a game against the Galaxy late in the season after Beckham's arrival. And we're looking forward to all the Magnificent Mile Posh sightings that are sure to follow.