Book Pick: The Beckham Experiment
Kicking soccer, a wildly popular sport in England, stateside has beentried before, but the sport has never amounted to the athletic pedestalit’s achieved in the United Kingdom.
The Beckham Experiment
Author: Grant Wahl
Publisher: Crown Books
Price: $29.99 (Hardcover)
Kicking soccer, a wildly popular sport in England, stateside has been tried before, but the sport has never amounted to the athletic pedestal it’s achieved in the United Kingdom. Then again, there’s never been a soccer star as internationally celebrated as David Beckham. The man who mixes sport with celebrity was selected to try America again, marked by his move to the Los Angeles Galaxy team in 2007. In The Beckham Experiment, Grant Wahl traces the debated move and the players behind the attempt to assess how his move was really a plot and what success it achieved.