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Start Spreading the News -- Ronaldo to NY?

1/12/2007 5:54 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

In the wake of Beckham joining the Los Angeles Galaxy, sources inside Major League Soccer tell TMZ that, among other players, Brazilian soccer superstar Ronaldo could be the next player joining Becks in America.

As TMZ reported yesterday, Beckham is moving to Los Angeles to play for the L.A. Galaxy -- for a record breaking salary of a $50 million a year for five years (for a total of $250 million). Sources say that New York could be the site of Ronaldo's landing, adding that NY's infatuation with celebrity athletes makes it the perfect place for him.

As for Ronaldo himself, sports insiders say his impact, while big, will be nowhere near that of Beckham's. Ronaldo, while talented on the field, does not have the same charm and charisma that Becks does. Charm and charisma... yeah that's it.

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p1tey1    

Why all of the stories about David Beckham???? Him coming here will get people interested in soccer for a MINUTE, but with the popularity of our football, baseball and basketball, there is really no room for soccer.

Besides, its boring as hell !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2740 days ago
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Lou    

....yawn.....what happened to this website?

2740 days ago
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Great Dane    

Hmmmm, is he joining Beckham on the soccor field....or the bedroom.....what straight man does that whole arm around his hip thing that he's doing????

Interesting how the two want to stay so "close".....

2740 days ago
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Suzanne Moore    

I Love Ronaldo! He is an ICON all over the world!!!! I think its sad that Ronaldo and Beck are going to UNITED MISTAKES OF AMERICA. The land of rednecks and hateful people.the land of republicans a**holes that kills people around the world.the land of bush. EUROPE is so much BETTER.europeans have more class than FAT UGLY americans.why these people are so fat and lazy?they spend time watching tv more than any other country in the world.

2740 days ago
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Seriously    

I'm really not interested in these 2 losers (Posh who does nothing but shop and her overpaid soccer pretty boy) with a capital L.
Enough.

2740 days ago
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AreYouKiddingMe?    

Renoldo looks like he's gettin his "feel" on. Beck looks like he's arching his back to accomidate.

2740 days ago
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p1tey1    

Yeah, right #4

I'll bet you'd give your right arm to live here!!!!!LOL!!!!

2740 days ago
8.

Dark Knight    

Ronaldo? That guy was fat and out of shape at the World Cup. He was out there with a beer gut. You think he would get in shape to come to America? Please, he just wants money. And knowing NY, they'll mistakingly give it to him.

2740 days ago
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Maddy    

Julia Archie Nice post, sweetie. And the Europeans call US the ugly Americans???? Guess you'd fit in here very well.

2740 days ago
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TJ    

If you bring Beckham, Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Frank Lampard, Michael Owen (once his knee is healed!) and a few more of the best players (sorry George Best has passed away) to the USA we would then have a chance of winning the World Cup! The American players up to now suck at soccer...it's a torture watching them play. Things will certainly heat up with Becks!! Wish I lived in L.A. again so I could attend the Galaxy games this summer!

2740 days ago
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TMZ SUCKS!!    

I'm sorry, but this just makes me sick. These people (Beckham's, celeb's in general) do NOT deserve the lives they have. $250 MILLION just to sign over to play soccer in L.A.? Are you KIDDING ME? Have they cured world hunger? AIDS? I am sickened over the fact that civil servants, teachers, scientists, researchers get minor duckets while these overpaid freak show contestants get millions for essentially doing nothing directly benefitting society (and for those in defense, don't tell me that David Beckham is a role model for kids, PUH-LEAZE). What has Posh Spice done besides fly to London for $3,000 hair extensions because she didn't like the way her hair looked in a photograph? It's sick. People in this world amuse and frustrate me. The next time you dish out $10 to see a movie or $300 on a new pair of designer jeans, don't bitch about your taxes being high. At least tax dollars (should) go to the teachers and police that educate our younger generations and provide us with safety. Humanity seems to have its priorities mixed up.
Ok, soapbox speech done. =)

2740 days ago
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Hosam Deek    

Ronaldo is the man...and soccer is not boring at all ..its #1 game in the world..do your research, when u watch a match ..there is no timeouts during the game or every 2 minutes of playing 5 minutes commercial!!

2740 days ago
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TMZ SUCKS!!    

I'm sorry, but this just makes me sick. These people (Beckham's, celeb's in general) do NOT deserve the lives they have. $250 MILLION just to sign over to play soccer in L.A.? Are you KIDDING ME? Have they cured world hunger? AIDS? I am sickened over the fact that civil servants, teachers, scientists, researchers get minor duckets while these overpaid freak show contestants get millions for essentially doing nothing directly benefitting society (and for those in defense, don't tell me that David Beckham is a role model for kids, PUH-LEAZE). What has Posh Spice done besides fly to London for $3,000 hair extensions because she didn't like the way her hair looked in a photograph? It's sick. People in this world amuse and frustrate me. The next time you dish out $10 to see a movie or $300 on a new pair of designer jeans, don't bitch about your taxes being high. At least tax dollars (should) go to the teachers and police that educate our younger generations and provide us with safety. Humanity seems to have its priorities mixed up.
Ok, soapbox speech done. =)

2740 days ago
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sue    

LOL Richard! Even R.C. is temped to touch that fine looking butt! Are they wearing bikini briefs?

2740 days ago
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TJ    

Miss Penny Lane...we don't need to see your comments three times. The football team is NOT paying Becks $250,000,000 just as a player..he gets most of the money from the advertisers and is worth every cent to them. If you're not happy with it then don't buy the products. If you owned a company and Beckham was earning big bucks for you through his adverts then you would certainly continue to pay him well. This is what capitalism is. Who are you to dictate who should earn what? It's not your money. Should movie stars get millions, should TV stars get $80,000 per episode, should Gates be a billionaire? If you're worth the money then you will be paid well. If your not happy with your salary best look for a new job and stop bitching. If you make a good wage then donate it to charity which will ease your conscience.

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