First season for Beckham a mixed bag

October 29, 2007
By Jeff Carlisle, ESPNsoccernet
When the Los Angeles Galaxy signed David Beckham last January, it was with the expectation that the law of supply and demand would conquer all, and take Major League Soccer to new economic and competitive heights. What MLS and AEG, the Galaxy's owners, didn't count on was that a different edict, Murphy's Law, would end up trumping their best-laid plans.

Talk about a nightmare scenario -- it's fair to say that little went right in Beckham's maiden season in MLS. He arrived injured, was ...

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