Here in the United States, David Beckham has worked very hard to become known as more than just Mr. Posh Spice. He’s become the face of Major League Soccer and, indeed, soccer itself in the United States. During his time with the LA Galaxy, he’s done a good job of elevating soccer in the States, though not to the point I’m sure AEG was hoping when they brought him over to play for the Galaxy. Still, he’s been a key part of the MLS for awhile, but no longer. David Beckham has said his MLS Cup match will be his last match as a member of the LA Galaxy, as well as his last match as a player in the MLS.
“I’ve had an incredibly special time playing for the L.A. Galaxy. However, I wanted to experience one last challenge before the end of my playing career. I don’t see this as the end of my relationship with the league, as my ambition is to be part of the ownership structure in the future.”
Beckham has spent the last six years with the Galaxy. He’s been one of the most expensive players ever signed to the MLS, and he’s proven his worth with LA. The team has already won one MLS cup under Becks and Landon Donovan, and now they’re competing for a second one. The Galaxy beat the Seattle Sounders FC in the Western Conference finals and will play the Houston Dynamo in the MLS Cup.
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