A message from Smart Sports' Patrick Gregorio
"This LA Galaxy event is a fantastic boost for Philippine football. The timing couldn't have been better. As you know, MVP has identified a number of sports that he will be actively supporting. Football is one of them. We have just announced our support for the Philippine Football Federation and its national league. Several MVP-owned companies have teams in that league. So we're going all-out in our support for football. When we heard that the LA Galaxy team was coming to Asia, we immediately confirmed our interest to support. After all, LA Galaxy has David Beckham in its roster. And Beckham is arguably the most popular football player in the world. The team also has Landon Donovan - arguably the best American football player. And, to make things even more exciting, LA Galaxy were just crowned champion of Major League Soccer in the US. So we're having the US Football Champions - with the most iconic football player in the world coming to Manila -- it can't better than that."
If we are to improve the state of football here, we have to promote it to the general public. And the only way to do that is to host more foreign teams... popular football teams like Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United. We plan to invite these teams in the future.
2011 is another banner year for Smart Sports. 2011 will be remembered as the year Smart Sports brought the most famous athletes in the world -- Kobe Bryant, Derrick Rose, Kevin Duran -- and on December 3, David Beckham!"