Disappointing. They were only $12 tickets, and I'm not a big soccer fan. Would have been nice to tell my grandkids I saw David Beckham play...
Chili's future grandkids: "WTF was David Beckham? . . ."
". . . acquiring J. Blanton from Oakland for, apparently, Bailey/Cueto, Votto and a lesser prospect. I do it in a second . . . The Reds' equation this year is simple: Make Matt Belisle your #3 starter . . . trade for Blanton, win 85 or more, be in the mix all summer." - Paul Daugherty, Feb. 8, 2008
Beckham is still the man. I'm standing behind my assertion he is easily the best player in the league.
This is the time. The real Reds organization is back.
So David Beckham's MLS contract expires at the end of next month. The MLS playoffs start this weekend and the LA Galaxy are the favorite to win the MLS Cup after having the best record for the second year in a row. However the Galaxy are yet to win, or for that matter play for, the MLS Cup since Beckham came over.
I'm a little biased as I live in LA and am a big LA Galaxy fan, but I guess after reading this 5 year old thread, my question is how much has the MLS or soccer in general come along in the past five years?
I personally think it is doing quite well. Both the men's and women's World Cups has fantastic ratings and interest. The MLS has expanded and will have 20 teams next season. The league just set and attendance record and signed a new TV deal with NBC Sports. The expansion in the Pacific Northwest has been amazing. Over 66,000 people attended the Seattle Sounders game last week for Kasey Keller's last match. The MLS continues to build more soccer specific stadiums in urban areas and have gotten away from their failed suburban marketing strategy. Real Salt Lake played in the Financials of the Champions League this year and three teams (LA, Seattle, Toronto) have qualified for the knock out rounds this season, so the league is doing better on an international scale. Overall the quality of play I think has improved. Its not top shelf La Liga or EPL, but it is certainly watchable and in many cases good, exciting soccer being played IMHO.
I love the game, but I don't follow MLS too much, (baseball centric during that time)
Dang... the Timbers own this town though.
MLS Cup tonight at 9 est. Heading down to the stadium soon.
Beckham finally has his MLS Cup. Pretty impressive that he played with a torn hamstring.