David Beckham's adventure in the American Professional Soccer League (MLS) has come to an end as announced today by his Los Angeles Galaxy team. The english star, will not continue with them after the game in which the championship title is played against the Dynamo that will be played the next day 1.
According to the official statement offered by the Galaxy, Beckham to leave team after MLS Cup 2012, thus ending a six-year career in which he breathed new life into the franchise, especially in the image and promotion section.
“I have had a very special experience playing for the LA Galaxy. But nevertheless, I wanted to experience one last challenge before the end of my professional career”, Beckham commented in a statement. “I don't see this as the end of my relationship with the league, since my ambition is to be part of your structure as an investor in the future”, highlighted the english star.
In the present season, Beckham has scored seven goals and gave nine assists before starting the dispute of the final phase matches.
Beckham, suffering from muscle discomfort, did not play on Sunday in Seattle against the home team Sounders FC in the second leg of the Western Conference final knockout which they lost by 2-1, but they won it on the global scoreboard of 4-2, having won by 3-0 in Los Angeles, in the one out.
David Beckham's last game with the Galaxy will give him the opportunity to say goodbye on stage where exactly it all started in 2007 when he left Real Madrid, el Home Depot Center, de Carson (California), and was introduced as the first Franchise Player of the League in June of that same year..
It is unclear where Beckham will continue his football career, there was even talk of the adventure in Australia.
Beckham's original contract with MLS included a clause that allowed him to be part of a proprietary group for an expansion team., and it would appear that he could exercise that option as the league seeks to continue expanding in the future.
“When David Beckham signed with the LA Galaxy in 2007, he made a commitment to grow MLS and soccer in North America”, stated the MLS Commissioner, Don Garber, it's a statement.
Garber believes that his presence has helped the international projection of the league has occurred, but you also configure as the French Thierry Henry and the Mexican Rafa Márquez, both former FC Barcelona players.
“There is no doubt that MLS is very popular and important both here and internationally compared to when he arrived.. David has accomplished great things on and off the pitch in his campaigns with the Galaxy, and it will always be an important part of our history”, Garber highlighted.