Why many LA Galaxy fans don't believe David Beckham deserves a statue

The former England captain has been honoured for his time in LA. But players like Robbie Keane and Landon Donovan were far more crucial to the team

Deciding on a statue is never easy. There is the archetypal celebration statue, as demonstrated by the Thierry Henry knee-slide statue that stands in front of the Emirates Stadium. Then there’s the arms folded, stare into the middle distance look usually reversed for managers – see Sir Alex Ferguson’s statue outside Old Trafford. The bust is often seen as a safer option, although Cristiano Ronaldo may have something to say about that.

The LA Galaxy have gone for a cast-in-action statue of David Beckham, unveiled ahead of the club’s 2019 season opener against the Chicago Fire on Saturday. To outsiders, the sight of a Beckham statue outside a Major League Soccer stadium is fitting. He is, after all, one of the most significant figures in North American soccer history. His arrival in California back in 2007 is, with strong justification, hailed as a watershed moment in MLS’s development. It was the start of an upward trajectory which has carried the sport in Canada and USA all the way to its current heights.

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Source: Football News
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