Beckham leaves MLS on a high as LA Galaxy win title

Published: Dec 03, 2012, 10:17 IST | AFP |

David Beckham wrapped up a six-year stint in America by playing his final game in the MLS on Saturday, capping his time with the Los Angeles Galaxy with back-to-back championship titles

The former England captain Beckham went out with a bang, not only leading the Galaxy to a 3-1 win over Houston and their fourth MLS Cup crown, but his presence has helped the league achieve unprecedented growth and newfound respect overseas.

David Beckham with his sons Brooklyn (left), Cruz and Romeo (right) after LA Galaxy beat Houston Dynamo 3-1 to win the Major League Soccer Cup on Saturday

Beckham is now set to begin a new chapter with another club in a brilliant football career that has allowed him to also win titles in his final games with Manchester United and Real Madrid. Beckham deflected questions about where his next stop would be. “I have no idea,” Beckham said. “More importantly, I am happy wearing this uniform today. I am happy I’ve been successful with this club,” he said.

At 37, Beckham’s career is coming to a close but he has been careful not to mention the word retirement. He is expected to make a decision on where he will end up playing next by the end of the year.

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