Why doesn't Alexi Lalas manage the USMNT

Alexi Lalas justifies costs

Los Angeles / Vienna - Alexi Lalas, president of the US soccer club Los Angeles Galaxy, is convinced that the $ 250 million investment in David Beckham will pay off. "Beckham is worth every euro we paid for him," Lalas told the Monday edition of the Spanish daily El Pais. Beckham will move from Real Madrid to Galaxy in the US Major League Soccer MLS for five years this summer.

Ex-US team player Alexi Lalas explained the background to the record transfer: "If you want something great, you have to pay for it. Beckham is one of the best players in the world. He will revolutionize the MLS. Both sides benefit from this deal."

L. A. Galaxy has already sold several thousand season subscriptions. Lalas has tried to get the former captain of England's national soccer team to come to Los Angeles before the end of the season in Spain: "I would have loved to see him in April, but it was very important for him to fulfill his contract with Real Madrid . "

Lalas announced a possible change of position for Beckham: "He plays strong on the flank. But I am considering whether he should play for Galaxy in the center of midfield." Real Madrid announced that Beckham would have a chance to play until the end of the season. The 31-year-old has to prove that he is fully fit. (APA / Reuters)