David Beckham's soccer season might be over. While this certainly matters to the L.A. Galaxy, and possibly to England's national team, does it make any difference to Beckham's planned conquest of America? Probably not.
He came here as a handsome face and body, as part of a movie title ("Bend It Like Beckham," for those of you tuning in late) and as the husband of the much photographed Victoria, aka Posh Spice. He was not expecting to use soccer as springboard to bigger U.S. fame; rather, he was supposed to bring the hordes to soccer.
Whether or not he plays, Beckham will undoubtedly continue to be photographed, poster fodder for people who have never seen him play -- not even on television. That audience is attracted by the look and the image, whatever that image may now prove to be.