Originally written January 31, 2013 on Fox Soccer:
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David Beckham never could say no to a challenge. From the very first time he ever picked between clubs, he opted for the better one; the harder choice, signing his first professional apprenticeship papers with Manchester United over his local club T ottenham Hotspur at age 14. Now, at 37, rather than play out a final encore to his many fans in some exotic locale where he is guaranteed the spotlight and all the playing minutes he can handle, the English midfielder is opting for a five-month contract with Paris Saint-Germain , one of Europe's most ambitious clubs. News broke early Thursday morning on the final day of trading before the so-called transfer deadline of European soccer. It ended months of speculation unloosed when Beckham announced that he wouldn't be returning to the Los Angles Galaxy for the final season of the two-year extension he signed after the 2011 season, using an opt-out clause. Beckham had been rumored to be headed as far away as Australia and China ...
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