Dempsey to Fulham, Beckham to LA

Wow! Big day for the US on the contract front. Clint Dempsey got the ok for a transfer to Fulham where he'll join fellow Americans Carlos Bocanegra and Brian McBride. The deals are getting bigger for American players as we improve the talent pool, with this deal valued at just under $4M. From a worldwide perspective, the bigger news is that David Beckham will be playing just down the road from the ranch for the LA Galaxy.  I think he will spark some interest and inspire the next generation of players here.  I was just a kid when Pele played for the Cosmos, and I remember that most of my soccer friends wanted to be just like Pele.  Definitely a good day for the sport here.

 

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