May 13, 2013, 12:08 PM EDT
Paris Saint-Germain, the latest and perhaps final career stop for global icon David Beckham, still has two matches and a bit of a sticky situation to sort out with the authorities.
But it seems likely that Beckham will claim a league crown in a fourth country, yet another feather in a cap already adorned with so many of them.
PSG “clinched” the title in France’s Ligue 1 with a 1-0 win over Lyon, pulling the side seven points clear of the nearest pursuer with two matches to play. The issue to sort is tied into allegations of misconduct toward a referee by sporting director Leonardo and a possible point deduction that would leave the men of Parc des Princes with a little more work to do.
For now, we’ll just stick with what we know, which is that Beckham and PSG are in the driver’s seat. That would give Beckham a league title to go with those won in England, Spain and the United States. (He claimed two MLS Cup titles with the Galaxy, in his last two years in the States.)
Beckham would become the first Englishman to claim league medals in four countries, according to reports from his homeland.
Meanwhile, the questions of Beckham’s future persist. (Haven’t we played this record before? Like, for about 10 years, since he left Manchester United for Real Madrid?)
This piece says PSG and Leonardo are pressing hard to sign the 38-year-old midfielder for yet another season in Paris. Said Leonardo:
We want to continue with him, but it’s up to him to decide. The club has been changing from a normal club to a top club, and Beckham gives you some kind of confidence.”
Jul 23, 2014, 8:07 AM EDT
Cole: “People were killing me about(possibly playing in the USA, saying it’s for the money and easy lifestyle, I choose to play in a more demanding place and team.”
Jul 23, 2014, 7:38 AM EDT
Van Gaal: “You have to fly a lot, you also have jetlag – that is not very positive for a good preparation. The tour was already arranged so I have to adapt.”
Jul 22, 2014, 11:34 PM EDT
Business up front. Defense in the rear.
Jul 22, 2014, 11:17 PM EDT
L.A. Galaxy Insider report also speculates that Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez could take a Designated Player spot in Major League Soccer if he leaves Old Trafford.
Jul 22, 2014, 10:45 PM EDT
“It’s obviously a shame he’s not here, but Liverpool is a club that’s bigger as any individual,” Rodgers said from Fenway Park.
Jul 22, 2014, 10:03 PM EDT
Inter Milan and Queens Park Rangers have swooped in for two of the Bluebirds’ best players, and Vincent Tan probably isn’t too happy.
Jul 22, 2014, 8:42 PM EDT
Shaw speaks to PST: “Manchester United are the biggest club in the world. I didn’t think twice when they wanted to sign me.”
Jul 22, 2014, 8:39 PM EDT
When a guy many consider a footballing genius gives the United States coach praise, that’s a pretty cool feather in Klinsmann’s cap.
Jul 22, 2014, 7:40 PM EDT
Premier Leaguers in the U.S. on Tuesday = A day of open training sessions, autographs, football helmets and golf clubs.
Jul 22, 2014, 6:43 PM EDT
The 19-year-old is a promising prospect, but is dealing with negative headlines after being subject to abuse on Tuesday in Croatia.
Jul 22, 2014, 6:24 PM EDT
Fraser Forster will be sticking at Celtic, for now, after Southampton reportedly lowballed the Scottish powers.
Jul 22, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT
Hand on shoulder, hair-coiffed, warm smile… next! Becks makes the rounds on the United’s U.S. tour.
Jul 22, 2014, 5:00 PM EDT
There have been reports of where the 32-year-old American left sider will not be going, but little as to where he will.
Jul 22, 2014, 3:56 PM EDT
For every “stars… they’re just like us” moment a player gives you, there are moments like this, which will not happen to 99.9999% of us at work in our lives
Jul 22, 2014, 2:22 PM EDT
Xavi set to remain at Barcelona until January, at least.
Jul 22, 2014, 2:04 PM EDT
Yeah. This is actually happened… as Stoke pull off a major coup.
Jul 22, 2014, 1:34 PM EDT
Guardiola: “He trains well, he’s a good guy and my first idea is that he’s going to stay for the rest of the season.”
Jul 22, 2014, 12:56 PM EDT
Will Lovren become the third Saints player to join Liverpool this summer? If the price is right, it sure looks that way.
Jul 22, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT
Where will Rodriguez line up next season for Real? Here’s an in-depth look at the options.
Jul 22, 2014, 10:56 AM EDT
Second time around, Dunga will lead Brazil’s new era.
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