[WORLD VIEW] A new start in Paris at Paris St. Germain or a return to the Los Angeles Galaxy? The Paris media were convinced that David Beckham was headed to PSG, drawn by the millions offered by its new Qatari owners. But Beckham, according to PSG President Nasser al-Khelaifi, has chosen to stay in Los Angeles for family reasons. Beckham made his decision over the holidays, but it was telegraphed as long ago as MLS Cup when he was asked about his post-victory plans.
Beckham planned to celebrate through the night but one thing was stopping him.
"I've got school drop-off at 8 o'clock," he said, laughing.
Beckham often stated how much he and wife Victoria and their four children loved life in California and the desire not to move their family back to Europe -- in the middle of the school year -- appears to have trumped any dreams of a new adventure in Paris.
Like so many foreign stars who come to the United States, Beckham and his family can live their life with a semblance of normalcy -- as normal as it is to be the Beckhams -- that could not easily be possible in Europe.
Beckham's four children -- three boys and a baby girl -- are reported to be very happy in Los Angeles and one of his sons even plays on the Los Angeles Galaxy youth team.