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Tim Cahill: David Beckham saw the bigger picture

by on May 17, 2013

Global Sports News

David Beckham’s vision extended off the field, where the Englishman excelled at set pieces and crosses, to how he saw the evolving modern game, according to Tim Cahill.

At the age of 38, Beckham announced his retirement from professional this week. He will play one more game for Paris Saint-Germain, where the English midfielder spent half a season.

“I think he just sees the bigger picture,” Cahill said. “I think he understands soccer and how he can develop the game. He could go to any country in the world and put crowds in the stadiums.”

Prior to moving to France, Beckham played six seasons for the LA Galaxy, winning the MLS Cup in his last two seasons stateside. New York Red Bulls midfielder Cahill credited Beckham for his own decision to join MLS.

“What he’s done for the MLS is amazing,” the Australian said. “I think he’s played a big part…

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