How David Beckham Changed U.S. Soccer

Nov 30, 2012
Originally published on November 30, 2012 6:05 am
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Soccer superstar David Beckham arrived in the United States five years ago to play for the L.A. Galaxy major league soccer team. This was heralded as a signing that would launch the young league if not into the galaxy, at least into greater profitability. And Beckham made a grand entrance in his first game against D.C. United with this goal.

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