Beck­ham set to play last game for LA Galaxy

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Football leg­end David Beck­ham says he will play his fi­nal game with the Los Angeles Galaxy when the Ma­jor League Soc­cer club hosts Hous­ton in the league cham­pi­onship early next month. The 37-year-old for­mer Eng­land cap­tain and vet­eran of three World Cups did not men­tion any­thing about re­tir­ing from the sport.

"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," Beck­ham said in a news re­lease on Mon­day. Beck­ham has sched­uled a news con­fer­ence in Los Angeles for Tues­day. The football su­per­star has spent the past six sea­sons with the Galaxy, lead­ing Los Angeles to an MLS Cup ti­tle last sea­son when they de­feated the Hous­ton Dy­namo 1-0. Beck­ham and the Galaxy go for their sec­ond con­sec­u­tive crown when they face the Dy­namo in a re­peat of last year's fi­nal on De­cem­ber 1 at the Home De­pot Cen­ter.

Beck­ham said in a state­ment re­leased by the team that the game would be his last for the Galaxy, as he hopes to move on and even­tu­ally be­come a part-owner of an MLS team in the fu­ture. "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," he said. Beck­ham did not go into specifics about what he meant by "one last chal­lenge" or what he plans to do next. There were re­ports out of Aus­tralia last week that their pro­fes­sional league is try­ing to woo him to make a move down un­der.

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