Steve Nash offers the best take on the Beckham signing.
I haven't seen this mentioned anywhere else, but did anyone hear Phoenix Suns star Steve Nash on Pardon the Interruption yesterday? While he didn't say anything new, he did offer a coherent, MLS friendly take on the David Beckham signing:
KORNHEISER: ...Do you seriously think that David Beckham is going to make an impact in soccer in the United States?
NASH: He will make an impact because he's a huge star regardless of the sport, and he'll put soccer in every magazine and every newspaper and TV Show. You guys will be dying to have him on PTI. He'll make an impact because a lot of people will be exposed to the sport. But I really think this sport is on its way in this country regardless. I think the talent is growing, I think they've always had the grassroots, and the professional league is building soccer-only stadiums. There's a lot of money going into it, so I think soccer is here to stay. It may never be as big as the big four, but it's definitely growing, and maybe it'll be the fifth sport. Obviously, I'm a fan and a bit biased, but I think it's really on its way.
Considering the sheer number of idiotic articles we all read from non-soccer familiar individuals in the wake of the Beckham signing, Nash came out and gave a great endorsement to MLS on a pretty large sports related stage.