David Beckham failed to become one of the world’s top soccer players after he left Manchester United because he was distracted by his pursuit of fame, former coach Alex Ferguson said in his autobiography.
Former England soccer captain David Beckham was paid 14.1 million pounds ($23 million) by his sponsorship and image-rights company in 2012, up 6 percent from the previous year, accounts show.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
The Los Angeles Galaxy signed Totttenham goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini on a free transfer, the Major League Soccer club said on its website.
David Beckham and the Los Angeles Galaxy won Major League Soccer’s championship in what may have been the final U.S. game for the former England captain.
Everton reached an agreement to bring Landon Donovan, the all-time leading goal scorer for the U.S. national soccer team, back to the club on a two-month loan.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
David Beckham will retire from soccer at the end of the season, closing a 21-year career in which he won titles in four countries and became one of the world’s most- recognized people.
Robbie Keane will join Landon Donovan in the Los Angeles Galaxy strike force as the team chases a place in Major League Soccer’s postseason.
Roma won an All-Star game 3-1 as Major League Soccer announced it will add four clubs by 2020.