David Beckham enjoys America so much he plans on sticking around for a while.
His original five-year, $32.5M deal expired at the end of the season and nobody was sure if he planned on staying in the MLS or going back to his native England.
Consider the mystery to be over.
What it Means
The 36-year-old was offered an 18-month contract to play for the French club Paris-St. Germain that would have been roughly worth a $1M a month. While the amount for his latest contract have yet to have been disclosed, it’s certainly a lot less than the French offer.
According to the Times the biggest factor in his decision was his family. His wife and four children prefer to live in Southern California and they don’t want to pick up and leave.
Oh yeah, I think it helps that Hollywood is just around the corner and one of the most popular families in the world still has access to the bright lights and producers that go with living in Southern California.
After an incredibly disappointing start to the most hyped MLS player of all-time, Beckham is coming off his best season as a member of the Galaxy. He won the Comeback Player of the Year and a position on the postseason Best XI.
More importantly, he was a major factor in the Galaxy winning a MLS title. Beckham now has the dubious distinction of owning national titles in three countries.
Now Beckham returns alongside Landon Donovan on a Galaxy team that should be the favorites heading into the new season.
You can also expect to see plenty of the Beckham’s on other TV channels beside ESPN as well.