Beckham starts gold rush
It looks like David Beckham won't be the last high profile signing coming to America before the Major League Soccer league
kicks off in April. A change in regulations last year, crassly known as the 'Beckham rule' allows each team to pay one player outside of the imposed annual salary cap of $400,000, and with cash-rich owners looking to improve the media profile of the league and in an attempt to intice the 150,000 or so viewers like me, who watch European games on television each week but don't have any interest in attending MLS games plus the huge numbers of immigrant Central Americans, filthy green notes are being waved under the noses of other also rans such as Zidane, Davids, Figo, Fowler and Ronaldo.
Not quite front page of Hello
, but yesterday Claudio Reyna
joined New York Red Bulls from Man City and I watch with interest to see who else will join Beckham in the land of the not so free!