An article on SportsBusiness.com seeks to prove why the future should be bright for the MLS [Signing Beckham – Just One Of Many Significant Developments]. To sum it up briefly, the belief is based on an expansion of teams, an increase in franchise buyouts, large television deals, big-time sponsors, European involvement, Mexican interest, American players going overseas for top dollars (not quite sure how that helps the MLS), and required youth development programs.
Before the signing of Beckham by the LA Galaxy, many people did not even realize that a Major League for Soccer existed in the United States. I think that above all else, Beckham’s signing should contribute to an expansion of interest in the MLS.
Now may be the time for agents to look at the league and see if there are opportunities to represent a future star in the MLS. If the league grows, as the SportsBusiness.com article suggests, there may be a lot of money being thrown around.
Even if the MLS ends up failing, we can still use the players’ jerseys to wipe off our Pepsi cans.. [YouTube – Beckham].