MLS Tires Of Publicity, Wants Beckham Saga Over

The only thing that keeps Major League Soccer on the front pages of newspapers and Web sites worldwide is the ongoing saga between the Los Angeles Galaxy and AC Milan over David Beckham.

So in the best interest of the league, it’s time to end it. That’s the interesting logic of the MLS Commissioner.

Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber today said he wanted David Beckham's future resolved by Friday or he would not approve any transfer between the Los Angeles Galaxy and AC Milan.

Garber also confirmed that Beckham has a clause in his five-year contract with MLS and the Galaxy that would allow the English midfielder to leave at the end of the 2009 season.

Way to undercut the negotiating power of the Galaxy. Everyone knows he walks for nothing at the end of the season if he comes back, so the Galaxy have no choice but to sell. The only question is how much, and the Galaxy have played a little hardball, turning down a reported $10 million offer.

But now, in one fell swoop, Garber has pulled the rug on negotiators and found a way to get his league off the front page by next week. Well done sir. Well done.

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