Koi manager Mark Basile was happy to hear the couple are coming to town. "As far as the buzz around town, everyone knows who she is, but I don't think a lot of people know who he is," Basile said. "He's a B-plus celebrity. But he can be A-plus-plus if he does well for the Galaxy."
Here is some fan reaction:
"Becks will never overtake the popularity crown in Los Angeles as long as Kobe and Nomar play here. It's actually kinda sad. . .with Mrs. Nomar Garciaparra (Mia Hamm) living in Los Angeles, Becks is not even going to be the best soccer player in town!!!"
Stupid yanks "David the Beckham is the most S-E-N-S-A-T-I-O-N-A-L soccerball player in the world! " Beckham is useless, cannot get into the England squad because of 4 words STEVEN GERRARD & AARON LENNON , you have a rubbish league, you will always be rubbish."
"It's a smart marketing ploy by MLS. He'll bring in lots of corporate dollars. Remember, MLS jerseys will be sponsored.So the Beckham Bimbo jersey will be a hot item. His visits to cities around the MLS will be promoted as big events. As for his ability to play...he'll sell a lot of jerseys!"
Someone called Vivekananda wrote a neat one liner
"The average american says, what is the MLS and what is this Beckham person?"
But not all of it was negative. Most of the comments were variations of this one
"I think Beckham coming to LA will be a great benefit to US Soccer. Soccer in the US is underrated. Having an international soccer star play on a US team, I believe will take soccer to a level we've never seen before."