When the 2011 season comes to a close, David Beckham will be out of contract with the LA Galaxy of Major League Soccer, amidst dozens of rumors of a return to Europe.
I, for one, think the legendary midfielder deserves a tribute.
But this isn't quite the sort of tribute that glorifies Beckham's greatest moments in a Galaxy jersey. This is more true to the nature of his stay in the United States (and perhaps more of a testament to our character in this country).
These are David Beckham's greatest hits. Or, at least, the greatest (and hardest) hits he endured in his MLS years.
To some, this will serve as evidence of the many reasons people believe the league will never reach a stature great enough to attract the world's top talent to come to America. It will lend credibility to the idea that the league is too dangerous and full of thugs for the truly magnificent players to ever respect Major League Soccer.
For the rest of us: Sweet! Videos of David Beckham getting laid out!