Originally written on Total MLS  |  Last updated 12/1/12

SEATTLE - NOVEMBER 22: David Beckham #23 of Los Angeles Galaxy directs his teammates before taking a free kick during the MLS Cup final against Real Salt Lake at Qwest Field on November 22, 2009 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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 Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder came to America with a media circus surrounding him so it seems appropriate that he leaves the league in the same way. Whether or not Beckham will continue playing in another country (Australia, England) remains to be seen. Countless articles have been written this past week about Beckham and his impact on MLS so I won’t get into that. What I do want to touch on is the timing of Beckham’s announcement to leave. He couldn’t have waited till after the game to tell everyone he was done in Major League Soccer? The decision he made to announce it during the buildup to...
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