Posted December 01, 2012 on AP on Fox
Mls_cup_e590
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 m...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Beckham in US: He came, he sold, he conquered

David Beckham came, he sold, he conquered. For the first two years after he joined the Los Angeles Galaxy in 2007, he was more of a brand than a player, his impact at America's cash registers far greater than any transformation on the field. By the time the 37-year-old English midfielder played his final game in Major League Soccer on Saturday, he had achieved his goals athletically...

Beckham bows out in LA-Houston rematch for MLS Cup

David Beckham wraps up his five-year career with the Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday in the MLS Cup. He just hopes fans realize they'll miss an excellent game if all eyes are focused only on him. Los Angeles goes after its second straight MLS title at home in a rematch with the Houston Dynamo, who lost 1-0 on the same field last season in Beckham's first championship. Beckham...

Beckham's MLS career ends on a high

Confetti fluttered in the drizzle, fireworks shot billowy pillars into the sky. The going-away party had taken its time in getting properly started. This wasn't the fault of the partygoers, who at more than 30,000 were ample and vocal, sending calls of "LA" and "Galaxy" at each other from opposite ends of The Home Depot Center. They had brought their signs...

Beckham cools down Monaco link

David Beckham has played down reports that he could move to Monaco, but reiterated he is 'very flattered' by some of the options he has to consider. The midfielder is leaving Los Angeles Galaxy after Saturday's MLS Cup final and French side Monaco are among several clubs from across the globe to have shown an interest. The likes of Paris St Germain , Queens Park Rangers...

Beckham Pledges Mls Support

David Beckham insists his personal involvement with Major League Soccer is not over after ending his five-year stay in USA in style.

David Beckham’s Replacement Could Be Real Madrid Star Kaka, According to Galaxy President

The Los Angeles Galaxy are set to lose superstar David Beckham after Sunday’s MLS Cup Final, but they already have big things in mind for the post-Beckham era. On Friday, the president of Galaxy ownership group AEG left no ambiguity as to who is the next soccer star he wants to see added to L.A. Beckham first joined the Galaxy when he was 31, and another star from the Real Madrid...

Beckham bids farewell as Galaxy beat Dynamo

CARSON, Calif. (AP) -- Landon Donovan scored the tiebreaking goal on a penalty kick in the 65th minute, and David Beckham left MLS as a two-time champion with the Los Angeles Galaxy's 3-1 victory over the Houston Dynamo in the MLS Cup on Saturday. Omar Gonzalez tied it in the 61st minute with a long header for the Galaxy, who defended their title in a rematch of last season...

Dynamo-Galaxy Preview

David Beckham wraps up his six seasons with the Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday in the MLS Cup. He just hopes fans realize they'll miss an excellent game if all eyes are focused only on him. Los Angeles goes after its second straight MLS title in a rematch with the Houston Dynamo, who lost 1-0 to the Galaxy last season at Home Depot Center. The field was soaked with rain last...

Dynamo Look to Lift Cup in Carson

For the second consecutive season the Houston Dynamo have won the Eastern Conference and will travel to Home Depot Center to take on the LA Galaxy in MLS Cup. Dynamo fans hope the script has a different ending in this sequel. Much of the news leading up to this match has centered around David Beckham and his announcement that this will be his final MLS match. The former...

Pieces in place ahead of MLS Cup

In a week filled with buzz about David Beckham's final MLS game and Landon Donovan's future, Houston just proceeded with business as usual. No one has paid much attention to their run of four MLS Cup appearances in seven years in the buildup to this final. Few people have noted that this Dynamo group - albeit with a markedly different composition - won on two of those occasions...

Magic Johnson, Drew Carey, U.S. Soccer Stars Thank David Beckham for Changing Face of Sport in America

David Beckham made a huge splash when he landed in Los Angeles back in 2007. Now that he is leaving the L.A. Galaxy, we can begin to understand the depth of his impact. Beckham went out a winner on Saturday, helping the Galaxy to a 3-1 victory over the Houston Dynamo in MLS Cup 2012. The 37-year-old was hailed by fans, teammates and opponents for changing Major League Soccer and...

LA Galaxy defeat Dynamo in MLS Cup

Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane sent David Beckham off a winner in his final MLS game as Los Angeles won its second consecutive MLS Cup with a 3-1 victory over Houston at the Home Depot Center. Donovan and Keane scored second half penalties to complete the Galaxy comeback and ensure Beckham left the Galaxy on a winning note. Houston forward Calen Carr scored the opener shortly before...
Soccer News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.