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Beckham Developments

I’m glad everyone is having a good time with the conservative/sports writer article. For the record many liberals hate football as well in the United States but the conservatives I deal with and watch on TV (I work in public policy and political communications so I deal with conservatives regularly and have a few as clients) disdain the sport as the province of foreigners and immigrants.

Anyhow, back to business. Major developents in the Beckham saga happening today and I’m on the phone trying to track some news down. More later- check the site later this afternoon eastern time.

UPDATE 3:30 PM ET

  • I’ m told by a very reliable source that the commissioner of MLS, Don Garber and the LA Galaxy have not necessarily been on the same page during this saga. Garber wanted a quick resolution one way or another while the Galaxy want fair compensation or no deal.
  • I’m also told by the same source a number of stories and speculation in the Italian Press this week was either simply made up or placed strategically by Beckham’s reps in hope of forcing the Galaxy’s hand
  • Per the Guardian, Tim Leiweke the President of the Galaxy has called Milan’s initial offer “ridiculous.”
  • I am assured that the Galaxy aren’t bluffing and will not sell Beckham unless the price is right. If Milan continues to low ball the number for him, he will be forced to return to LA.

On another issue, it has been reported by MLS Rumors and Goal.com that FC Barcelona and Marcelo Claure are considering the affect of the current economic meltdown on the viability of the Miami market. I’ll have more on this  later.


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About Kartik Krishnaiyer

A lifelong lover of soccer, the beautiful game, he served from January 2010 until May 2013 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the North American Soccer League (NASL). Raised on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old NASL, Krishnaiyer previously hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network, the Major League Soccer Talk podcast and the EPL Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the book Blue With Envy about Manchester City FC.
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