Welcome to the RSL Cup blog
I've been a fan of Real Salt Lake since it joined MLS and took to the field in 2005, and I've been a fan of MLS since it began in 1996. Lately however I've started to worry about the path MLS is taking and the poor decisions they are making that in my mind threaten the growth of soccer as a whole in the US. (see "Columbus conspiracy" section) Soccer in America will grow only when we have a vibrant and diverse minor league system, something that MLS seems to be smothering at the moment. (see "American soccer wars" section) Let's keep our eyes on the situation and hope for the best, a future where grass-roots soccer and the minor leagues can not only exist but flourish, as well as where the contributions and history of the league's early clubs are appreciated and preserved.
Monday, May 23, 2011
David Beckham: One more for Man U
David Beckham is headed back to play for Manchester United -- for one night only.
The former England captain will play at Old Trafford in an exhibition Tuesday to honor the career of former teammate Gary Neville.
He says he is thrilled to be pulling on the red shirt he wore for 10 years until 2003.
Beckham says "I get goose bumps every time I think about stepping out at Old Trafford again."
Neville graduated with Beckham from the same United youth team that produced Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes and was also best man at the midfielder's 1999 wedding.
Beckham told MLSsoccer.com that "putting a United shirt on again never gets old."
United is hosting Juventus to honor Neville after his retirement this season.