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Monday, November 13, 2006

'Beckham Rule' could bring mega-stars to MLS


"In a move that could add a lot more star power to Major League Soccer, the league has passed a new rule that will allow its teams to sign a limited number of international superstars -- a major change that opens the door for world-class players like David Beckham, Ronaldo and Luis Figo to join MLS.

The so-called Designated Player Rule (commonly known as the Beckham Rule) will allow each of the league's 13 teams to sign one player whose salary is not limited in any way by the league's $1.9-million-per-team salary cap. MLS investors approved the rule at the league's Board of Governors meeting here on Saturday.

"This is a major change in our philosophy," says MLS commissioner Don Garber, noting that the 11th-year league has taken a conservative approach to signing top-level international players in hopes of avoiding the demise of previous American soccer leagues like the NASL."

Grant Wahl, SI, Nov. 11, 2006

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The so-called Designated Player Rule (commonly known as the Beckham Rule) will allow each of the league's 13 teams to sign one player whose salary is not limited in any way by the league's $1.9-million-per-team salary cap. MLS investors approved the rule at the league's Board of Governors meeting here on Saturday

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