David Beckham’s next move: Why he should consider the MLS
As David Beckham prepares for his last game at LA Galaxy, speculation has hit an all time high as to who his next club will be. PSG? QPR? West Ham? Cluj? Now only he knows, but we can all give our opinion, I’m not a betting man, but if I were I would look no further than FREEbets to put my money where my mouth is.
We think that it is now time for David Beckham to give something back to football, use his global appeal and his golden image to promote the sport that gave him everything, promote the sport in the one country that has never quite grasped it, and the one country that is arguably more powerful than any. America.
Here are five reasons why David Beckham should consider the MLS for his next move:
A fantastic chance to promote the sport in America.
Just like Paul Mariner, David Beckham is a renowned trendsetter, and just like Paul Mariner, David Beckham could really change the way people think of the game in the States. Whenever Mariner talks, people listen. Same with Beckham in a way. His huge influence worldwide will undoubtedly entice a new generation of football, or soccer fans in America, which could possibly have a huge effect on the game in years to come. If Beckham were to make the move, it’d further grow the seeds planted by the likes of Luke Rodgers and Danny Dichio in making the MLS a respected League across the globe and a welcome place for footballers in their prime to flourish.
An ideal opportunity to promote the Beckham brand.
Everybody is fully aware of how short a footballer’s career is. As it is a job inundated with perks and luxuries whilst you’re playing, it becomes easy for many players to neglect their post playing careers. Decisions when you near the end of your career are vital. One false move and you’re Lee Hendrie. Now, of course that won’t happen to Beckham, and nobody ever really liked Hendrie so its not an issue, but there is no harm in cementing yourself as a global icon once retired. And there’s no better place than the USA to do so.
Although he’s never one to mention it, we have reason to believe that to David, his family come first. Wouldn’t hurt to say it once in a while however, but its true. It’d be an ideal place for the Beckham clan to settle. His wife fits the mould of a typical American wife and his kids look annoying as well. Match made in heaven.
The money will be good, as will the standard.
There is no doubt that any club in the MLS would pay through the roof to secure Beckham’s signature, which makes it a real opportunity for him to be one of the world’s best paid sportsmen. It’s not just the money that would attract the superstar, because with the likes of Costa Rican international Josue Martinez and former Switzerland U21 International Dennis Iapichino plying their trade there, the standard of the MLS is also finally reaching the standards of Europe. It makes sense.
A chance to emulate previous stars.
Finally, playing out your career in the US has worked for some of the great professionals in the past, including Steve Kember, Kevin Keelan, Kevin Kewley, Stewart Jump, Brian Joy and David Beckham. Take Beckham for example, it did wonders for his career, he practically made ‘soccer’ relevant again and he’s now a global brand, the face of football if you like and it’s all because he moved to America. The incentives are there and there is no reason that David Beckham can’t emulate him and do the same. We’ll see, but the writing is on the wall.