David Beckham left MLS as a two-time champion after the Los Angeles Galaxy came from a goal down to beat Houston Dynamo 3-1 in the MLS Cup on Saturday.
With a stirring second-half surge capped by penalties by Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane, Los Angeles won its fourth MLS Cup, tying D.C. United for the MLS record.
The Galaxy also gave an appropriate farewell to Beckham, the 37-year-old English midfielder who transformed the league and his team over six seasons in Los Angeles.
Beckham will play elsewhere in the new year before eventually returning to MLS as a team owner, but he hasn't disclosed his immediate plans.
After Calen Carr put Houston ahead in the 44th minute, Beckham and his high-scoring teammates systematically broke down the defense of the Dynamo, who lost the MLS Cup 1-0 to Los Angeles on the same field last year.
The Galaxy equalized through Omar Gonzalez's long-range header in the 61st minute.
Donovan redeemed himself for missing an open net in the 13th minute by...