Beckham signing legitimizes MLS on the world scene

January 11, 2007
By Steve Davis, ESPNsoccernet
The Beckham tsunami landed on Major League Soccer shores Thursday, a once-in-a-lifetime lightning strike that promises to significantly inflate ticket sales, publicity and general awareness in the 12-year-old operation.

News that the illustrious David Beckham has joined MLS is easily the most significant announcement in or around the league since Alan Rothenberg and his money men first revealed details of the operation prior to its 1996 launch.

"This is a huge step forward ...

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