The MLS and the Galaxy issued a deadline for a deal for the permanent stay of David Beckham to A.C. Milan as Friday. The deadline came and went, and now it appears that the superstar footballer turned celeb might actually come back to Hollywood.
This is where I ask, why?
The only reason the MLS want Beckham is for financial reasons. The one-man marketing ploy that Beckham brings to the MLS is big for revenue and the league, but other than that, his stay at the Galaxy is pointless.
While in Milan, Becks looks nothing like the Beckham of LA, as it appears he's found the fountain of youth. He's got some spring his step, a smile, and surely does not feel pimped by the game, the fans, nor his wife. So it is clear why "Goldenballs" wishes to stay in Italy.
For the Galaxy, Beckham is just a media circus. He is played out of position, and is not the superstar leader on the field like they wished he would be.
He came here to change the game, and he didn't. And luckily for David, he re-found his love for the game alongside Brazilian greats Kaka and Ronaldinho.
MLS, come to your senses and let the man play where he fits and where he wants to be. Everyone wins with him in Milan. (Yes, including the wife).
Photo: Los Angeles Times