Malcolm Glazer is extremely happy with the way his team, Man Utd is playing and he wants to share the wealth. There are reports that he is now trying to build his Manchester United soccer empire on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.
The Glazer family has been discussing a joint venture with the Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) the owners of the LA Galaxy, in which the Galaxy will become the flagship of a combined Manchester United and MLS association. Reports are that David Beckham will be the player that the franchise will be built around. Part of the deal is that the Galaxy will have to give up its name.
The move could boost the popularity of MLS games. Nielsen Media Research ratings show that MLS games this season averaged a 0.2 rating, unchanged over the past three years. However, the average number of households watching MLS games declined 4 percent over the past year, from 196,000 to 188,000.
The MLS Cup championship, which aired Nov. 12 on ABC, drew only a 0.8 rating against NFL games and a NASCAR race on other networks.
Beckham is being courted by MLS to come and play in the USA and they are relaxing the salary cap for designated players in the MLS franchises, in what is popularly known as the Beckham Rule.
So what will be the name of the new club? And do we look out for Posh Spice wardrobe malfunctions?
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Get your thinking caps on and come up with some names!