November 21st, 2011
01:01 AM ET

LA Galaxy wins MLS Cup in what may be Beckham's last game in U.S. League

The Los Angeles Galaxy beat the Houston Dynamo 1-0 in the Major League Soccer final Sunday night, in what could be David Beckham's last significant game on U.S. soil.

The Galaxy entered the final match, which was on their home turf in Carson, California, as the clear favorite. The squad hasn't lost this year at The Home Depot Center, and overall have won 19 games, tied 10 and lost five.

The Dynamo, meanwhile, finished second in the Eastern Conference having won 12 games, tied 13 and lost nine.

Yet while the Houston squad had strong players like Brian Ching and Brad Davis on its roster, they couldn't match the star-power of the Galaxy. That included U.S. national team stalwart Landon Donovan, Irish forward Robbie Keane and Beckham.

The sole goal of the game came in the 72nd minute. Beckham flicked a header to Keane who passed the ball to Donovan - who, in turn, sent it past Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall.

It was the Galaxy's third MLS title, and Beckham's first.

His $32.5 million contract is set to expire at year's end, and Beckham recently told CNN that he is still weighing where, if anywhere, he will go next.


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  1. s kel


    November 21, 2011 at 4:39 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mildred Pierce

    Oh, no, the poor dear may not be able to buy himself another tattoo...and not the little dude from 'Fantasy Island', either.

    November 21, 2011 at 7:10 am | Report abuse |