Rewind to 2007

Beckham agrees Galaxy move

January 12, 2012
By Jon Carter
Some transfers fly under the radar while others are remembered long after the player has retired or moved on to pastures new. On January 12, 2007, the world's most marketable footballer, Real Madrid's David Beckham, opted to join MLS side Los Angeles Galaxy and sparked bedlam. For a 31-year-old, it was a real gamble when he could have joined one of Europe's elite, but his desire to seek a new challenge and bring football (or soccer) to a new audience saw him make giant strides for the game.

Read more

ESPN Conversations