5/5/08

Beckham amazes, but U.S. far behind in soccer passion

Fans showed up to Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City to see the Los Angeles Galaxy play the local team -- and more particularly
international star David Beckham.


The final attendance total was 25,500, making it the largest crowd
for a non-doubleheader regular-season contest in RSL history.


Hundreds of those fans waited for nearly an hour after the contest,
hoping to catch a glimpse of the most famous player in MLS.


But as impressive as it was, I couldn't help but think that it
showed just how far the sport has to go to be a viable option in the
United States.


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