David Beckham to Leave L.A. Galaxy at the End of the Season

Published:10:53 pm EDT, November 19, 2012| Updated:10:53 pm EDT, November 19, 2012|
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David Beckham leaves LA Galaxy

L.A. Galaxy captain David Beckham has announced through Major League Soccer's official website that the team's MLS Cup Final game with Houston Dynamo will be his last game with the club.

"Golden Balls" told the Major League Soccer website:

I've had an incredibly special time playing for the LA Galaxy, however, I wanted to experience one last challenge before the end of my playing career. I don't see this as the end of my relationship with the league as my ambition is to be part of the ownership structure in the future".

The former England captain's camp has denied that he has made inquiries to the Australian Soccer Federation about playing down under next year.

This time last season it was rumored that Beckham would leave the US but he put an end to that speculation by signing a one year extension to his contract citing his family as the main reason.

Beckham arrived in Major League Soccer in 2007 as the first major star in the league, his arrival brought a change in rules and ushered in the era of the "Designated Player" rule. The rule allowed teams to pay as much as they wanted to certain star players such as Thierry Henry and Robbie Keane.

Since his arrival he has been major hit, helping the Galaxy to win the MLS Cup in 2011.

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