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How MLS will rule the world

David Beckham isn't just a soccer player. He's the first step as MLS plans take over the world. Page 2 clues you in on how.

Updated: January 17, 2007, 9:45 AM ET
By Patrick Hruby & Kurt Snibbe | Page 2

So why did Major League Soccer drop a staggering $250 million – nearly the price of the entire U.S. national team – to secure the services of English footie superstar David Beckham?

Was it the swerving free kicks? The stylish 'do? Becks' stated desire to work with kids? The tantalizing prospect of a Spice Girls reunion?

Perhaps it was all of the above. Or maybe, just maybe, the league had a more sinister motive – like, say, total world sports domination.

The proof? ...

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