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David Beckham Leaving LA Galaxy

Eric Parra |
November 19, 2012 | 6:56 p.m. PST

Executive Producer


David Beckham of the LA Galaxy (wikimedia commons)
David Beckham of the LA Galaxy (wikimedia commons)
Renowned Soccer star, David Beckham of the L.A. Galaxy, has just gone on record to announce his retirement from the professional Soccer scene. 

"I've had an incredibly special time playing for the LA Galaxy, however, I wanted to experience one last challenge before the end of my playing career," Beckham stated on the Galaxy’s team website. "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."

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After moving from Europe, the 37-year-old midfielder has gone on to reach three league finals and win an MLS title (which are just a few accomplishments from his successful career) and notably became the star player for the league’s franchise. 

In January, he agreed to a two-year contract extension with the Galaxy after playing out his initial five-year deal, turning down potential moves to Paris St. Germain and other clubs.

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“When David Beckham signed with the LA Galaxy in 2007, he set out to help grow MLS and the sport of soccer in North America,” MLS Commissioner Don Garber said. “There is no doubt that MLS is far more popular and important here and abroad than it was when he arrived.”

Beckham’s last game will be against the Houston Dynamo for the MLS Cup on Dec. 1, according to the team site.



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