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AC Milan Urges Beckham To Buy-Out Galaxy Contract Early
Published February 11, 2009
|Beckham May Have To Fund Part Of The
Financial Settlement Himself
BECKHAM's IMPACT: SI.com's Franklin & Pickstone wrote Beckham joined the Galaxy "sincere in his belief that doing so would help Major League Soccer expand and, indeed, it was a huge coup for MLS to sign the world's most marketable player." But "from the perspective of his own soccer career, L.A. was the wrong destination" (SI.com, 2/9). But former Galaxy President & GM Alexi Lalas said, "I think if he leaves, you're delusional if you think this was a failure by any stretch of the imagination." Lalas: "The interest, the raise of the level on the field and of the brand in the United States is incredible" (WASHINGTON TIMES, 2/11).