"I obviously think there is a big chance that the game over there will grow. I said it from the moment that I went over there that it will take more than five, 10 or 15 years and that's not changed. I'm still committed as an ambassador, but for the moment I want to play my football here."
-- David Beckham, downplaying his impact on American soccer and clearly wanting a way out of his contract with the Los Angeles Galaxy so he can stay with Italian club AC Milan. (Press Association)