David Beckham guides LA Galaxy to a second successive MLS Cup win in his last game in the MLS.
David Beckham wanted to sign off from the MLS in style and he managed it after guiding LA Galaxy to a 3-1 win over Houston Dynamo.
LA Galaxy fell behind to a goal by Houstons Calen Carr but equalized when Omar Gonzalez scored from a header.
Then came 2 penalties for LA Galaxy, one converted by Landon Donovan and the other by Robbie Keane after he was tripped in the penalty box during overtime.
The 3-1 victory saw LA Galaxy win the MLS Cup for the successive seasons and gave David Beckham the send off he wanted as he contemplates his future in Soccer. He left the field in the 93rd minute to the LA Galaxy fans chants of “Thank you Beckham”.
David Beckham summed up his feelings,
“This is a very special place for me and it will continue to be. I am happy to have been part of this club for six years and I am grateful to have been successful for the last four years. I am sad this is the end.”
A whole host of clubs are now chasing the Beckham signature including big names from the European leagues. They know that they not only get a soccer player but a brand name like no other.
If anything, brand Beckham is stronger now than at anytime in the past with Victoria Beckham also enjoying a wave of success in the fashion world. David Beckham still pulls the fans and media to him like no one else.
Who Is David Beckham?
David Beckham is from East London, England (now known as the area that hosted the 2012 London Olympics) and his soccer career started when he won a place in the Bobby Charlton Soccer School after via a skills competition. This led to a place in the Manchester United youth scheme and David Beckham went on to play for the first team winning the league for the first time in 26 years and a dramatic European Cup win in extra time. David Beckham captained his country and played in the World Cup and European Championships. He won the Spanish league while at Real Madrid and the American league with LA Galaxy. He married the Spice Girl, Victoria, and they have had 3 sons and 1 daughter. The Beckhams are known all over the world as style icons, global superstars and David Beckham even has a statue in a Thai monastery.
Who Is David Beckham?
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