Carson, CA. Exclusive to The Spoof. This city, the home of the Los Angeles Galaxy, is abuzz with rumors that soccer great Harry Maguire, the centre back recently acquired by Manchester United, will be sold or traded to the American soccer championship team, the Galaxy.
Maguire would not be the first English star to cross the pond for the bigger bucks that American owners can pay. The Galaxy wooed an aging David Beckham a dozen years ago and he took the team to two successive league trophies. Maguire, several years younger than Beckham was when he made the switch, has as much as another decade on the playing field, and Galaxy owners are already counting their profits.
Manchester United stand to make a cool $30 million on the sale or trade since the negotiated price is that much more than United paid to get Maguire, who hasn't played a game for them yet.
Galaxy owners are convinced that a young Maguire will be worth far more over time that Beckham was, and that league championship after championship will fall to the Galaxy with Maguire on the field. At the same time, Manchester United moguls are convinced that, with the money they receive in the deal, they can bolster their team with purchased players who will keep United at the top of European soccer.