Midfielder Gareth Bale joined Real Madrid for a reported $132 million fee, making him the world’s most expensive transfer.
Real Madrid tops Forbes’ list of 50 most valuable sports teams, with Manchester United and Barcelona holding the next two spots.
The 38-year-old Beckham, who recently won a league title in a fourth country with Paris Saint-Germain, said Thursday he will retire after the season.
World and European champion Spain will play an exhibition game on June 11 at the Stadium, which also will host a postseason friendly between Manchester City and Chelsea on May 25.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a pair of second-half goals, Kaka had three assists against his former and perhaps future team and Real Madrid routed AC Milan 5-1 on Wednesday night in an exhibition at Yankee Stadium.
World soccer giants Real Madrid, AC Milan, Chelsea and Paris Saint-German are all set to play at Yankee Stadium this summer.