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Still a chance for Becks to come early

There's a lot more time for David Beckham and Real Madrid to reverse course yet again on whether he will come to MLS earlier than the summer.

True, the European transfer window closes next Wednesday and Beckham's contract with Real doesn't officially expire until June 30. However, in the case of a player under contract moving between teams in ...


Who's Next?

BEAS BUZZ. With Claudio Reyna joining the New York Red Bulls, the question becomes: are there any other U.S. internationals bound for these shores?

Real Salt Lake would take DaMarcus Beasley yesterday, of course. Yet since he's on loan from PSV Eindhoven to Manchester City, which just terminated Reyna's contract so he could join MLS, any transfer is ...


Why Wait?

Real Madrid coach Fabio Capello has publicly declared he won't field David Beckham again. Even if Beckham finishes out his Real contract, he could play for the Galaxy before the USA summer transfer window opens Aug. 15, for the windows regulate competitive play only. Upon expiration of his Real contract June 30, he would able to play in friendlies right ...

A fine day for a draft

With hundreds of NSCAA Coaches' Convention attendees roaming in and out of the ballroom staging the 2007 MLS SuperDraft and sections of Columbus and Chicago fans waving scarves, chanting and cheering - or booing - certain selections, the league began its first full day of the Beckham Era.
Beckham's team-to-be, Los Angeles, ...


When mechanisms mesh

Since its early days, MLS has designated its allocation process as the method by which teams can sign U.S. internationals when they either enter the league or return to it from overseas as well as obtain other high-profiled players.

Implementation and administration of the process, as in all player-distribution processes used by the single-entity league, has always been at ...