New Friday Deadline For Beckham

New Friday Deadline For Beckham

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On February 17, 2009
  • 14 Comments
  • AC Milan, David Beckham
Could Friday be the day Beckham finally gets his wish to leave MLS? (Getty Images)

Could Friday be the day Beckham finally gets his wish to leave MLS? (Getty Images)

We all knew this Friday deadline that Major League Soccer imposed last week was just a bluff in a poker game.

AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani stated Tuesday that he believes a deal could be reached by Friday, even though the two sides appear to be miles apart on everything.

Reports out of Italy put Milan’s initial offer at $6.3 million, while reports yesterday around the States have placed Milan’s initial offer at a pathetic $3 million.

So with the new deadline will something actually be reached? I doubt it. This soap opera is doing nothing in my mind for either side. Not too many people in the mainstream media are even talking about this as much as they were before. Normally we’d want as much pub for the league going into a new season as possible but with it being this crazy right now it just isn’t working.

Will something get done this time around? What do you think?

  • Kaiser

    I hope he leaves, but the Galaxy need to make sure they get a fair price from AC Milan<br />
    <br />
    I have no respect for Beckham, and if he comes back I will be there booing him on opening day against DCU.<br />
    Sure things are tough right now, but that is when your captain is supposed to rally the guys, not run off to Italy!<br />
    <br />
    Basically, Goldenballs has none!!!!

  • Cannon Girl

    I hope he leaves too because it really IS hard to soar like an eagle when you're surrounded by turkeys, and David's one of a handful of eagles surrounded by a sea of MLS turkeys! I for one appreciate his vision and what he's tried to do for the league. How can anyone blame him for not wanting to return after the disrespect he's been shown by some jealous leaguers and many of their lemming fans? Fly high Mr. Beckham, and don't look back.

  • Kaiser

    I hope he leaves, but the Galaxy need to make sure they get a fair price from AC Milan

    I have no respect for Beckham, and if he comes back I will be there booing him on opening day against DCU.
    Sure things are tough right now, but that is when your captain is supposed to rally the guys, not run off to Italy!

    Basically, Goldenballs has none!!!!

  • Kaiser

    Cannon Girl,<br />
    <br />
    I think you got it mixed up…Beckham is the Turkey!!! I know he wasn't surrounded by the most talent (far from it), but a real captain tries to rally the troops and turn things around. Beckham signed a contract to help the Galaxy and the league (remember he wanted to be the ambassador of the game?), but as soon as things get tough he wants to leave…what a baby!<br />
    <br />
    He is a talented player with vision, passing skills, and a great right foot…but he lacks the toughness needed to captain a team (just ask the England fans) and be the spokesman the league needed. He is the ambassador and poster boy for overpaid quitters, who don't do anything for thier clubs.

  • Cannon Girl

    LA sucks the life right out of every great player they're lucky enough to sign Skippy and you know it.

  • Cannon Girl

    I hope he leaves too because it really IS hard to soar like an eagle when you’re surrounded by turkeys, and David’s one of a handful of eagles surrounded by a sea of MLS turkeys! I for one appreciate his vision and what he’s tried to do for the league. How can anyone blame him for not wanting to return after the disrespect he’s been shown by some jealous leaguers and many of their lemming fans? Fly high Mr. Beckham, and don’t look back.

  • Kaiser

    Oh I know the organization hasn't been run effectively the last few years (I'm still hurting from when they fired my boy Sigi), and when you are losing its easy to get the life sucked out of you (especially with Alexi Lalas around), but Beckham was supposed to be the cornerstone of the team. As such, he should have spent the offseason working with the younger guys helping them improve, or he should have given Bruce some feedback on players that could help the club (using his name to help recruit a CB would have helped). But Beckham just ran away.<br />
    <br />
    The bottom line is he signed on to help build a winning team. I don't fault him for not succeeding immediately, I fault him for giving up once it proved to be harder than he thought.<br />
    <br />
    Think about it this way…as bad as it got in LA, did Joe Cannon ever give up on the Galaxy? (they were the ones who traded him away). Even when they were losing he still was trying to organize the defense and help the team get wins. I respect that. I wish Beckham some of that. But he doesn't.

  • Cannon Girl

    Joe Cannon (I believe you once referred to him as &quot;my crush&quot;) is one of the eagles and in a class all his own. No one touches his work ethic and I'm can honestly say now that his trade was a blessing in disguise because he has teammates who support him this time around. The goalkeeper nor midfielder however should have to tell the rest of the team to play the game and they shouldn't have to teach them how either. <br />
    I always knew you had a secret soft spot for my Joe Skippy. 😉

  • Kaiser

    Cannon Girl,

    I think you got it mixed up…Beckham is the Turkey!!! I know he wasn’t surrounded by the most talent (far from it), but a real captain tries to rally the troops and turn things around. Beckham signed a contract to help the Galaxy and the league (remember he wanted to be the ambassador of the game?), but as soon as things get tough he wants to leave…what a baby!

    He is a talented player with vision, passing skills, and a great right foot…but he lacks the toughness needed to captain a team (just ask the England fans) and be the spokesman the league needed. He is the ambassador and poster boy for overpaid quitters, who don’t do anything for thier clubs.

  • Cannon Girl

    LA sucks the life right out of every great player they’re lucky enough to sign Skippy and you know it.

  • Kaiser

    Oh I know the organization hasn’t been run effectively the last few years (I’m still hurting from when they fired my boy Sigi), and when you are losing its easy to get the life sucked out of you (especially with Alexi Lalas around), but Beckham was supposed to be the cornerstone of the team. As such, he should have spent the offseason working with the younger guys helping them improve, or he should have given Bruce some feedback on players that could help the club (using his name to help recruit a CB would have helped). But Beckham just ran away.

    The bottom line is he signed on to help build a winning team. I don’t fault him for not succeeding immediately, I fault him for giving up once it proved to be harder than he thought.

    Think about it this way…as bad as it got in LA, did Joe Cannon ever give up on the Galaxy? (they were the ones who traded him away). Even when they were losing he still was trying to organize the defense and help the team get wins. I respect that. I wish Beckham some of that. But he doesn’t.

  • Cannon Girl

    Joe Cannon (I believe you once referred to him as “my crush”) is one of the eagles and in a class all his own. No one touches his work ethic and I’m can honestly say now that his trade was a blessing in disguise because he has teammates who support him this time around. The goalkeeper nor midfielder however should have to tell the rest of the team to play the game and they shouldn’t have to teach them how either.
    I always knew you had a secret soft spot for my Joe Skippy. 😉

  • joel es latest socce

    Kaiser you are right. The Galaxy needs to receive a fair price. I hope that DB does well at AC Milan

  • Kaiser you are right. The Galaxy needs to receive a fair price. I hope that DB does well at AC Milan