David Beckham, Don Garber

By November 26, 2012 6:03 pm ET

MLS commissioner Don Garber talks with David Beckham (23) of the MLS All-Stars after the match. Manchester United defeated the MLS All-Stars 4-0 during the MLS ALL-Star game at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ, on July 27, 2011.

  • Rory

    I think you’ve both hit on the problem of building a fanbase by reaching out to ex-pats. Ex-pats already have “their team” that they love and everything else is second or lower on the list. I think this is why MLS went after the family market for so many years. I won’t cite the name out of fear of spawning an off-topic debate but I know one guy who made a living around soccer (but not in soccer) who said their success compared to others in the same field was that they learned really quickly that the expat community would never be their base as they already had their allegiances firmly set and all others were inferior in their eyes.


  • Rory

    At the end of their career. Most cosmopolitan rich people probably would like to live in NY or LA at some point. Good luck getting Ronaldo to Columbus or Salt Lake in a few years though.


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