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David Beckham: Why the Galaxy will miss a star

764   //    21 Nov 2012, 12:13 IST
Los Angeles Galaxy v Seattle Sounders - Western Conference Championship - Leg 2

SEATTLE, WA – NOVEMBER 18: David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy battles Brad Evans #3 of the Seattle Sounders FC during Leg 2 of the Western Conference Championship at CenturyLink Field on November 18, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. The Galaxy defeated the Sounders 2-1, winning the aggregate playoff 4-2.

Europe felt a gaping void when one of its most sought after footballers left for the Promised Land in search of greener pastures. Ex Manchester United and Real Madrid ace David Beckham has spent the last six years tutoring the Americans on what world class football looks like and it seems like someone rung the final bell.

From the Galacticos to the England captain armband, Beckham has been there and done that. Even in his autobiography, ‘My Side’, he clearly expresses his love for the commonwealth and he might just be heading to the eastern most part of it. Snoop Dogg has been part of the scene after he expressed his desire to find a place in the Celtic board, given that Beckham might follow him, but as a player.

Highly criticized for his attitude, Beckham made full use of his off-season in the MLS as a loanee to AC Milan for two consecutive seasons, which also questioned his real motive for joining the LA Galaxy in the first place. Posh may have finally given in to homesickness but the husband still probably has money on his mind.

MLS All-Star Game - Manchester United v MLS All-Stars

HARRISON, NJ – JULY 27: David Beckham #23 of the MLS All-Stars passes against Manchester United during the second half of the MLS All-Star Game at Red Bull Arena on July 27, 2011 in Harrison, New Jersey.

Beckham joined Galaxy in 2007 and has been a part of Major League Soccer ever since. It has been reported that David will leave LA Galaxy after the MLS Cup final that is scheduled to be held next month. David has been quoted saying that he has had an “incredibly special time” being a part of LA Galaxy but prefers to take up a renewed challenge before he hangs up his golden boots. He also went on to say that this split doesn’t necessarily indicate towards an end of a relationship with MLS but a change in roles as he prefers envisaging being a part of the “ownership structure”.

Top bosses like Don Garber, Commissioner of MLS, seem to think that Beckham’s association with soccer has helped the sport grow manifold in Northern America and has sparked interest in athletes. Being a part of LA Galaxy, Beckham drew a whole of attention towards the team and for good reason! Garber also went on to add that Beckham has been an integral part of MLS history and hoped for his continued association with LA Galaxy and MLS. MLS has obviously seen a much better return after the former United midfielder signed for them, and the fact that the signing amount was split between all the teams as his move was seen as profitable for the entire league. Profit is one word that Beckham has proved himself worthy of, having sold innumerable shirts across his career spanning over two decades.

While there are numerous hearts breaking all over North America, it has been alleged that Beckham maybe making a move to Australia’s A-League. Melbourne Heart Chief executive, Scott Munn, has confirmed their bid for Beckham. Twitter is abuzz with news about Beckham leaving Galaxy but what is more compelling is his next move. Until then it’s anybody’s game. Someone’s got to bring home the big bucks and some glory.

Some history with the side would be great too!

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