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MLS money has increased in all areas since Beckham arrival

Since David Beckham arrived at the LA Galaxy in 2007, Major League Soccer has experienced an increase in all things fiscal.

Beckham's involvement in the North American competition has seen the 'expansion fee for an MLS franchise quadruple to $40 million' whilst the league that used to pay for TV broadcasts will next year receive '$10 million a year from NBC in addition to rights fees from Univision and ESPN.'

Tim Leiweke, the president of AEG who owns the Galaxy, says Beckham has unquestionably improved the financial state of soccer in the US and Canada.

"That's all David," said Leiweke.

"From a financial standpoint … he's been undeniably successful. Show me one measuring post that hasn't increased significantly."

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Andrew Slevison
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