MLS '09 SEASON PREVIEW

In lieu of Beckham, other MLS stars will step to the fore

March 16, 2009
CarlisleBy Jeff Carlisle
(Archive)
So, which are you more tired of hearing about: David Beckham or Nadya Suleman, the octuplet mom? Given all that has transpired since Frankie Hejduk and his Columbus teammates hoisted the MLS Cup back in November, I'll venture that for most U.S. soccer fans, "Beckham fatigue" has won out. The clincher was when Beckham used the words "committed" and "commitment" a combined 13 times in his interview with ESPN's Hannah Storm on March 11. For a moment, I thought I was listening to the old "Mr. Subliminal" ...

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