News today that former Newcastle United favorite, Nobby Solano, has signed a two year deal in Major League Soccer in America.
Nobby Solano – Nobby loved the Geordie fans, and they loved him
Nobby signed for the LA Galaxy and will probably play on the right hand side, with a certain David Beckham, playing in central midfield. An excellent capture for MLS and the Galaxy, to be sure.
This seems a good move for Nobby, since the two years will probably take the 33 year-old to the end of his career, and he will surely become a popular player in MLS. There are lots of South Americans who watch the games in the US.Â Geordies in America will now become LA Galaxy fans we would imagine, and let’s not forget that Nobby is probably the best football player Peru ever produced.
Interesting to note that Nobby was on holiday in Miami earlier this summer – so maybe that’s when he was doing the deal, but certainly he should also be able to help the LA Galaxy continue to improve.
MLS is split into a Western Region and an Eastern Region and LA are currently second top in the West, a vast improvement on last season and of course their manager is a certain Ruud Gullit.Â Seems like former Newcastle club players and coaches are everywhere.
David Beckham was interviewed on a popular TV show – CBS’s 60 minutes last Sunday, and he came across just great.
They interviewed his team-mates at LA, and they said as soon as David leaves the dressing room for the day, they run over to see if he had happened to have dropped a $100 note or two around.
But David seems to have a great relationship with everybody over here – and believe us – he’s now a credit to both England and football.
After maturing and growing up in front of the English public, David now seems so modest and dignified, and they seem to just love the guy over here.
MLS attendaces are already up over 9% over last season, and the MLS league management attribute that to the interest generated by David Beckham, who seems to have an extremely clean cut image these days.
Of course, last week, they also showed a young looking Beckham in 1998, being sent off in the England Argentina quarter-final game in the 1998 World Cup. What a game that was, and we still think that disallowed Sol Campbell goal right at the end should have stood and givenÂ us a famousÂ victory – and of course it was our own Alan Shearer who was flagged for the push following a corner, as we recall.
David only slipped up once during last Sunday’s interview when he said “football was a great game”, and then quickly added “sorry, I meant soccer,” delivered, we might add, with a sly grin.
The fact that 99% of the worlds’ population call football, football is irrelevant in the US, and it’s called soccer here, and football is American Football, played with the hands of course. Â Just kidding.
Well, guess my son and I will need to check on the LA Galaxy schedule this season, and keep track of how Nobby does.
Great deal for Nobby, and of course we wish him the very best as always, although we expect him to do very well indeed in LA.
Hopefully Nobby’s deal is good enough, that he will not be one of the players rushing over, when David leaves the dressing room.Â