We’ve often heard about the “Beckham Effect” in Major League Soccer, the ability for the 37 year-old midfielder to draw capacity grounds in both the US and Canada in America’s top flight. The “Effect” can yield some warm and fuzzy positives, like this, ahead of the LA Galaxy’s visit to Montreal:
With less than 72 hours before the reigning MLS Cup Champion LA Galaxy come to town to face off against the Montreal Impact this Saturday at 4pm ET, at Olympic Stadium, the club announced Wednesday that only 5,000 tickets are left for the matchup.
It unfortunately allows for incidents like this, at the pre-match press conference:
Bruce Arena looks pretty frustrated as an entertainment reporter asks Becks to sign some underwear #MLS
— Luke Wileman (@LukeWileman) May 11, 2012
Really Montreal media? Really? I used to love you, man. Especially that Musique Plus host on the fashion show where she was both the presenter and model (I don’t remember, it was ten years ago). This is the kind of thing that makes you wonder if this is a real league or not or just a vehicle for the North American “Entertainment media” to be giant, gaping fucktards. DeVos, as ever, is hopeful:
Someday, we will get to a point where the questions at these press conferences are 100% football-related. Not there yet, but close.
— Jason deVos (@jasondevos) May 11, 2012