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April 02, 2010

MLS Teams Can Now Sign Three Beckhams: Major League Soccer has expanded the "Beckham rule" to allow teams to sign up to three designated players in excess of the league's salary cap. The original rule, which allowed for one, enabled the LA Galaxy to add David Beckham. There are currently six players signed under the rule.

posted by rcade to soccer at 12:12 PM - 5 comments

At first look, this is great news. I'm all for MLS throwing around more cash to get better talent to come to the league.

posted by sbacharach at 02:21 PM on April 02

(Sings) Three David Beckhams, there's only three David Beckhams...

posted by owlhouse at 07:37 PM on April 02

Might need a new player now that he's hurt. That being said, what I perceive to be a lack of quality play, compared to the European and some Latin American leagues, is why I do not watch the MLS.

posted by jjzucal at 02:01 AM on April 03

jjzucal - I think most soccer/footbal fans in North America (including me) agree with you - it would take a whole lot more than 6 world class players out of the 22 on the pitch to make MLS more watchable, especially with the non-table format MLS uses where many games just don't seem to matter much.

posted by sbacharach at 01:53 PM on April 03

That being said, what I perceive to be a lack of quality play, compared to the European and some Latin American leagues, is why I do not watch the MLS.

I can't argue with that, I don't watch the MLS either, but it will be a different matter once I have a home town team to pull for. They will probably be awful (as expansion teams tend to be) even by MLS standards, but they'll be my awful.

posted by juv3nal at 02:14 PM on April 15

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