Billy Witz takes a look at the Becks phenomena a year after arrival.
I'd have to agree that the reception in New York probably won't be as wild as before.
But I'd have to add that at least some of that is due to New York Red Bull. At this time last year, the team had the most exciting young player in the U.S., Jozy Altidore, on their roster. They also had Juan Pablo Angel as the exciting DP that was burning up the league with goals.
This year, the team is struggling with injuries and struggling in the league. Even when the team has pulled out results, their big names have often been on the sidelines, or traded away in the case of Jozy.
I don't know if the rumors about the team bringing in Thierry Henry are substantial, but I do know it's too much to expect Beckham to whip up excitement about MLS all by himself.