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David Beckham wants to revolutionise MLS

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When he joined the LA Galaxy in 2007, David Beckham brought with him a whole new set of rules that allowed teams to buy two - now three - players that would not count against the salary cap the league has in place.

Well now the Miami franchise owner wants to make even more changes to the MLS rulebook.

Speaking to Christian Vieri (yes, that Vieri, the former Inter striker) for beIN Sports, when asked by Vieri about the salary he announced that they would do something to look at getting rid of it.

"That's what we'll work for," Beckham said after Vieri suggested the cap needed to be scrapped. "We'll work towards that, because obviously that's one of the things that honestly stops a lot of players coming over here."

The MLS wants to grow and become on of the top five leagues in the world by 2022 and the salary cap will prove to become a big stopping point for that.

However it is incredibly unlikely and nearing on the unfathomable that Don Garber and company would go as far as to get rid of the whole thing instead of just raising the salary cap and the maximum salary for a non-DP player.

As it stands the cap stands at a paltry $3.1 million, thus making the average salary of players incredibly lower than any other top domestic league. A lot of players are on the league's minimum salary of $36,500 a year, equivalent to £21,924 a year or £421 a week, the equivalent of a Skrill Conference Premier player.

The MLS has precedent for what happens when there is no salary cap. The old NASL of the 70's and 80's destroyed itself in the chase for star players on massive money, and that will be the last thing the current owners want.

So it looks like there's at least one thing Beckham won't be getting before his side debut in 2017.

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