Is David Beckham worth the money?

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I live in Los Angeles, and there is a lot of press about David Beckham and his wife, Victoria coming to Los Angeles.  The first game sold out, and the LA team lost.  I am curious if the rest of the games will sell out wherever he is playing.  They garner a lot of press, I just wonder if it will take soccer to the next level here in the US.

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I don't know but he is ...

I don't know but he is fine as hell!

I saw a huge billboard with his face on Hollywood Blvd. and I almost lost it. And that's saying a lot because I don't generally find blonde men attractive.

I live in Texas, and even ...

I live in Texas, and even down here they are blabbing about him. He is hot, yeah, and he can "bend it" but what is the fuss really over?? His wife is eating up every moment because it is helping her fuel her tour with the spice girls that will be coming up....
OH the Spice Girls whoo hoo.......... no

i cant stand seeing thier ...

i cant stand seeing thier faces plastered all over the place. im so sick of it. i dont care what theyre doing, i dont care who they are. ugh, stop the madness!

Victoria,(Posh) must be ...

Victoria,(Posh) must be spending a fortune on her sunglasses! Everytime a new picture of her shows up, she has on a different pair that probably cost as much as a car payment

I actually heard the new ...

I actually heard the new spice girls song (slow song) on the internet and it was really nice, very diff sounding from 10 yrs ago. I had never heard of him until the movie bend it like beckham! I don't think soccer will EVER got popular here, like the rest of the world! but I'm NOT a sports person anyway.
I don't even understand football, much less trying to understand "Futbol"!!!
LOL!!!

i don't think any ...

i don't think any sportsplayer is worth millions of dollars. don't they have a lot of riots with soccer players? seems i saw a report that british fans are banned in some parts of europe

yeah, he was a waste of ...

yeah, he was a waste of money. He has no loyalty, that is obvious because he came here to play from europe where soccer is the biggest sport. And with that lack of loyalty, he will leave LA for the next highest bidder. Which will probably be a team in europe.

yeah, how much did they ...

yeah, how much did they give him for leaving his hometown??
must have been a lot!

Europe won't buy him back ...

Europe won't buy him back - they realize he's hanging out with all the celebs and that it's just a matter of time until he's the one getting the DUI with coke in the pocket...

hehehe. He'll quit sports ...

hehehe. He'll quit sports to become an actor like OJ.

As long as the fans keep ...

As long as the fans keep coming like they do he's worth it. He's playing down the road against DC United to a sold out crowd. DC United has never sold out their stadium before this.

I also like how he refuses to wear kangaroo leather shoes since his wife is into stuff like being a vegetarian. He wears synthetic now. Doesn't seem to hurt his game. he knows how to keep a woman, and not just because he has all that money.

Of course he's worth the ...

Of course he's worth the $$$. He's the number one sports icon in all the world. Just think of Air Jordan in his prime but bigger. This guy is gonna make soccer huge in the U.S., just watch!!!! For all you doubters, just wait. He's soldout almost every stadium he's going to. He's also the perfect brand model. (His jersey has already reached $20 million in sales after his signing, beat that Kobe or Vick).

He's a family man, who doesn't drink or do drugs or start brawls in strip clubs. He's already a role model with his soccer Academy and his non-profit orgs. And most important of all, he's a class act unlike the thugs we have on our American sport teams. And to answer the guy above who wrote about loyalty, let me tell ya this...Beckham defines loyalty to the max. He's gone through hell and back for his club teams and his national team. He's not here for the money because he can make more in Europe,.....he's here for the challenge of bringing a sport to the next level. A sport which is followed passionately by all the world. For you non supporters sitting at home with your beer belly's saying it's not a sport, unless you hit someone, how bout you get out on the pitch (aka a soccer field) and trying running for 90 minutes without pads, getting tackled, while still moving gracefully, and then tell me it's not tough. Or how bout you go to see a game between USA and Mexico so that you can get a feel for what real passion is when it comes to your team. This country has an opportunity to raise itself to a whole new level of class and the MLS and Mr. Beckham are just the right pieces to help get us there. The US is filled with talented youth. They just need a figure to aspire too, not another thug to emulate.

And for those of you who say well if Pele couldn't do it in the 70's then why this guy now. Let me tell ya why now. Because now we have a league with smarter leadership, who have grown slowly, but have built a perfect product with great player, stadiums, and fan followings. They've set business plans in motion by making sure that every team is strong. The reason Pele failed in the 70's is because the league was weak and the talent was all on 2 teams. Also, Pele was at the end of his career and Beckham isn't. Beckham still has a good 5 years left in the tank to Bend the Heck out of that ball. Nuff said!!!

Strictly from a $$$, yes ...

Strictly from a $$$, yes Becks is worth it. In one month, he sold over 250K jerseys. At $80 a piece that's $20M. When he and the rest of the LA Galaxy players the NY Red Bulls, they saw a 6 fold increase in ticket sale. His debut set the ESPN viewer record for any MLS game.

His value right now is not really in question. It's his long term impact on the sport in the USA that remains to be seen.

Can't wait to see him on the pitch.

Beckham alone won't make ...

Beckham alone won't make the Galaxy reign supreme. He's a playmaker! Thus, his teamates need to really beef up their skills (i.e. positioning to accept a Beckham pass) so THEY can be in the right place at the right time to score. This latest game, with the dead-on interplay between Donovan and Beckham, epitomizes the kind of teamwork needed to make a really superb soccer team.