Major League Soccer (MLS) http://www.kunc.org en The Galaxy Waves Bye Bye To Beckham http://www.kunc.org/post/galaxy-waves-bye-bye-beckham Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>Tonight marks the end of the on-field career of a man who's been arguably the most famous athlete in the world. David Beckham will play his last competitive game for the L.A. Galaxy. He signed with the team in 2007 and earned himself something close to a 4250 million over the last five years in salary, and his own line of underwear, sportswear and cologne. Roger Bennett joins us now, he's the voice of Premier League soccer on ESPN, an ESPN columnist and co-host of Grantland's "Men In Blazers" show. Sat, 01 Dec 2012 11:28:00 +0000 37125 at http://www.kunc.org The American Way: Winners And Losers, And No Ties http://www.kunc.org/post/american-way-winners-and-losers-and-no-ties Politicians love to boast about American exceptionalism: how special we are from all the merely ordinary, everyday, run-of-the-mill countries around the globe. I would say that what sets us apart, more all the time, is that we Americans don't like ties.<p>I don't mean four-in-hands or bow ties, but the ties in games, the ones that somebody once said are "like kissing your sister." Boy, do I agree — and I never even had a sister. Nothing about me is more American than that I don't like ties.<p>Lots of times, in other English-speaking countries, a tie is called a draw. Wed, 16 May 2012 02:03:00 +0000 Frank Deford 27339 at http://www.kunc.org The American Way: Winners And Losers, And No Ties PHOTO: David Beckham Takes A Ribbing At The White House http://www.kunc.org/post/photo-david-beckham-takes-ribbing-white-house President Obama welcomed the Los Angeles Galaxy to the White House today in celebration of their Major League Soccer title.<p>The team, which has won three cups, is star studded. But there is no one bigger than David Beckham and president Obama took advantage of the opportunity to give the international soccer star a ribbing.<p>It's a "rare man who can be that tough on the field and also have his own line of underwear," the president said in reference to Beckham's underwear line for H&amp;M. Tue, 15 May 2012 21:11:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 27330 at http://www.kunc.org PHOTO: David Beckham Takes A Ribbing At The White House MLS's New Spring Idea: Beckham Bends It In Tucson http://www.kunc.org/post/mlss-new-spring-idea-beckham-bends-it-tucson For Major League Soccer, spring training has meant playing exhibition games all over the continent. Until now.<p>MLS now wants to emulate baseball — much to the delight of fans in Tucson, Ariz., a city that Major League Baseball left behind.<p>The defending MLS champions, the L.A. Galaxy, are in Tucson with teams from New York, New England and Salt Lake. They're playing in a two-week tournament called the Desert Diamond Cup.<p>"It's been really good — you know, the reaction to myself, to the rest of the players," says the Galaxy's David Beckham. Sat, 03 Mar 2012 16:08:41 +0000 Ted Robbins 23361 at http://www.kunc.org MLS's New Spring Idea: Beckham Bends It In Tucson