"Americans pull plug on £15m Real tour over main draw's absence Real Madrid have had to scrap a £15m tour of the US because the Americans are not interested in them without David Beckham.
The former England captain is adamant his last game will be Real's final league match, on 17 June against Mallorca. And his refusal to play beyond that has ruined plans for one more Beckham-related pay-day. The failure to set-up a game against LA Galaxy also means instead of bowing-out for Madrid against Galaxy he could be making his debut against Chelsea on 21 July.
Beckham is understood to be still unhappy over the way the club treated him during contract negotiations and when he signed for Galaxy, and he is also keen to take a break with his family before kicking off in Los Angeles. That also means he will miss the match in the Middle East on 19 June against an Israeli-Palestine select XI.
A spokesperson for the player said: "Real Madrid
went ahead and organised the game without consulting the players. Unfortunately,
David had booked holidays to spend time with his family in the short time he has
before the MLS season and that has to come first."
What would you pay to see a less Galactic Real Madrid? Personally, I would put down $45 bucks as oppossed to the $65 it would have cost me in Utah or Seatlle last year. Name your price in the comments.