By Duncan Fletcher Sportsnet
We don’t need no David Beckham. Thanks for everything Dave, but we’ll be fine without you.
MLS has come a long way since 2007, to the point where it doesn’t need superstars half arseing it to be popular. My favourite David Beckham in MLS moment is when his own team’s supporters stood up and gave him that message.
The MLS Cup final. The grand ending to a long 9 month slog of a season with only two teams left standing. A repeat of last year’s final, who’ll come out on top this time? So many storylines, but forget all that because that’s not what Saturday’s game is all about, this is DAVID BECKHAM’S LAST GAME IN MLS!
Yes the unnecessary announcement 2 weeks ago that this would be his finale in an LA Galaxy jersey has brought the predictable flurry of articles, gushing testimonials, merchandise and retrospectives on his time in MLS, and yes, here I am adding to it.
Basically we have no option but to roll out eyes and go along with it for a couple of reasons. One, the Beckham publicity machine seems to be an unstoppable juggernaut, and two, yes I’ll grudgingly admit it’s good for the league.