Britain's hottest couple, soccer star David Beckham and his wife, former Spice Girl Victoria, are moving to the U.S., after he struck a $250 million 5-year contract to play for Major League Soccer's L.A. Galaxy.
Beckham plans on making the move to "make a difference with the kids," and raise soccer interest in America to a level, "higher than anyone could probably believe."
The soccer star's new income is estimated to be almost a million dollars a week. READ MORE
Could the couple's jump over the pond make them the new "it" couple and create a new celebrity anagram — Davtoria?
What do YOU think of Beckham's move — will it raise soccer interest in the U.S., and is he worth a million a week?"
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"Who is Beckham? One should ask for a severance package to go with the $200 million salary, since this country is willing to make the rich really rich. Now, getting back to the original question, who is Beckham? That's what he means to me." — James
"That is just ridiculous. Soccer is a boring sport anyway. I would rather watch golf." — Eric P. (Spring, TX)
"Beckham is worth it, and I do think he'll make soccer big in America — finally!" — Dottie
"What a joke! No one is worth $50 million a year, and he will have no affect on soccer interest. We are a football country, and always will be!" — David
"No I don’t believe it will make a difference. I think soccer has hit its peak in the U.S. Where is the outrage on his salary — everyone was complaining about CEO salaries, and he's making so much more!"— Marie (Lititz, PA)
"Good for him. If we are willing to pay, so be it. Not much different then the CEO from Home Depot getting $210 million. If he breaks his leg in the first game, he still gets the money. If Home Depot fails, he still gets his money. What's all the fuss? Someone is willing to pay the money for the product. Remember, we do live in a capitalistic society, not a socialistic or communistic one. It's great, leave it alone." — Tom
"$50 million a year includes endorsement financing, which is still far less than Tiger Woods ($87 mil in 2005.) Although I don’t think anyone will make money off of Beckham at this price, one can argue that Tiger may actually be more overpaid. But then again, Tiger’s Nike sponsorship includes balls, clubs, and clothing — hugely marked-up goods that make money for Nike. There isn’t as much money to be made off of soccer balls and shin guards. Bottom line is, anyone making this kind of cash, and is not saving lives, or making the world a better place, is extremely overpaid." — Tom
"Let us be clear; the league (MLS) is not paying David Beckham $1 million a week. The majority of the money from this deal is coming from AEG, and the various deals with Adidas. Is he worth it? — without a doubt. This is a win/win for MLS and Beckham. I for one am looking forward to seeing him in action." — Greg
"Please! Beckham came to America for the cash. He might be worth $1M per week this week, or even this month. But as the months go by, his value to the team, the league, and the game in the USA will not come close to that lofty figure. I have no problem with his decision to take the deal – he’d be stupid not to. But over time, that “bang-to-hype” (or in this case, bang-to-pay) ratio will be way off kilter." — Ben (Texas)
"At a price tag of $250 million, those who didn't know David Beckham sure know who he is now!. We should embrace Mr. Beckham and what he wants to bring to the United States through football (soccer); which by the way, is the world's most popular sport. It goes beyond the piles of money — Beckham is in it for the kids, and wants to bring exponential soccer growth to the U.S. If he can achieve this monumental task, the $250 million really isn't that much. My hat goes off to David Beckham — good luck mate!" — Steve
"If a CEO of a large corporation makes that kind of money, it's said he is messing up the stock holders. So who is David Beckman messing up?" — Tom