By signing international superstar David Beckham for $27.5 million, Major League Soccer is betting that it can finally afford to splurge a little. Since its founding in 1996, MLS has had one of the strictest and lowest player salary caps in pro sports. But deputy commissioner Ivan Gazidis, who helped negotiate the contract with Beckham, says that the league has grown enough to open up its wallet.
Sign It Like Beckham
April 6, 2007
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