Why Beckham is bad for football in America

Since the words 250 and million will be appended to David Beckham’s name in virtually every media mention, American fans will likely expect to see a player as dominant as the great Pele. Forget putting up hat tricks between his deteriorating skills and the mediocre talent he’ll line up next to, merely getting on to the score sheet might prove a challenge.

But even if Beckham does play well, his presence stateside will likely do more harm than good for American footy.

Read the rest of Robert Weintraub’s analysis in Salon magazine by clicking here.