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Alexi Lalas

$250 Million Beckham Deal

was DEFINITELY Worth It!

9/28/2011 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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David Beckham was worth every cent of the $250 MILLION contract he signed to be a part of the L.A. Galaxy back in 2007 ... so says the ex-General Manager who helped bring him to the squad.

TMZ spoke with U.S. soccer legend Alexi Lalas -- who was instrumental in bringing Beckham to the M.L.S. -- and despite the fact that Beckham's U.S. soccer career has been less than stellar, Lalas has no regrets about the move.

Oh, Lalas also plays in a celebrity soccer league -- and outside Madeo, he told us about one legendary rocker who DOMINATES on the field.

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1.

Rogue Warrior    

What up all you emotionally illiterate, Nancy Disgrace following, irrational, rode wet, mental midgets?

He brought soccer to America and it's still not a sport....

932 days ago
2.

OooooNooo!    

Soccer. . . isn't that the game my son plays with his little friends at the park so they don't get hurt playing football? You mean this is an adult man and he's still playing a child's game of kick ball? Odd. . .

932 days ago
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TMZ Is Destined To Be The Next News of The World    

Beckham 1 LA Galaxy 0. The U.S. has pretty much dig its heels in as far as sports go. Football is #1 in this country. People here only pretend to care about futbol during the World Cup. He's famous but not famous enough to get an entire country to start caring about soccer. Definitely a boon for Beckham but a bust for the LA Galaxy

932 days ago
4.

nonnisark    

Soccer sucks so quit trying to jam it down our throats. I don't care who you bring here, it's not going to work. What a godawful sport.

932 days ago
5.

Buster    

You are all eff en idiots. Soccer is the most popular sport in the world. It is definitely more popular than hockey right now. Oh and that game that is being played by your kids so they don't get hurt playing football, it much more popular than little league baseball. I like football, but it is a 2hr commercial with too many breaks in the action. If you do not like soccer then why even comment about it.

932 days ago
6.

CountryGal    

What a waste of money bringing him here. Duh!!

932 days ago
7.

Eric    

It's soccer.... who cares.

932 days ago
8.

What    

NFL football sucks it is a rip off of rugby the most stupidest sport ever invented

932 days ago
9.

jdr    

Why would the United States be into soccer when there are other sports similar to it that are more interesting to look at a require more skill like basketball and hockey.

932 days ago
10.

dope-digity    

I was wondering what fool made this deal, I guess we know now, this was the worst deal ever made!!, Since the Louisiana purchase,("good for the USA, bad for the french")

932 days ago
11.

Mikey    

Soccer is a homo sport.

932 days ago
12.

en Todo Momento!!    

who is david beckham? is he the butch looking lesbo spice girl?..."yaaah"!

932 days ago
13.

Cujeaux    

The operative word in the story is EX general manager. American*****e soccer for a reason and nothing is going to change that. It's a hooligan sport, it's boring as hell and half of it is based on pure luck. That's why a guy like Beckham can fail a ball club. The Beckhams belong in England where people consider them celebs. Here they're just 2 anorexic has-beens well past their prime who bore people to tears.

932 days ago
14.

valer    

http://adf.ly/2wiSF best david beckham moment ever!!

932 days ago
15.

Fan    

Perhaps we should give his Spice Girl wife a reality show?

Oh, they tried that and it was so boring it never made the air? Never mind.

(OooooNooo!, you nailed it!)

932 days ago
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