As of next month, Los Angeles Galaxy is losing one of its most financially prolific players. David Beckham has decided to end his six-year contract with L.A. Galaxy.
Former England midfielder has announced his departure from L.A. Galaxy, right after the end of the MLS Cup. The 37-year-old football superstar leaves at the end of a six-year stay at L.A. Galaxy and is looking forward for “one last challenge before the end of” his “playing career.
For his stay at L.A. Galaxy, David Beckham was one of the superstars that draw in revenue. With David Beckham out of the picture, L.A. Galaxy is out looking for a new superstar to fill this player’s shoes, although it’s going to have to look hard for a man that could work wonders for the team’s popularity as the British man did.
“I’ve had an incredibly special time playing for the LA Galaxy” said David Beckham this Monday. Although he is out looking for a bigger challenge by the end of his career as a football player, ending the contract with L.A. Galaxy isn’t “the end of my relationship with the league as my ambition is to be part of the ownership structure in the future”.
David Beckham was one of the few European soccer players that were actually popular in the United States, although the sport itself isn’t exactly drawing crowds. “In my time here I have seen the popularity of the game grow every year” says David Beckham, “I’ve been fortunate to win trophies, but more important to me has been the fantastic reception I’ve had from fans in L.A. and across the States”.
Commissioner Don Garber says David Beckham made the MLS cup “far more popular and important here and abroad than it was when he arrived”. “David has achieved great things on and off the field during his time with the Galaxy, and he will always be an important part of our history” added Garber.
David Beckham will play his last game at L.A. Galaxy next month in the MLS Cup against the Houston Dynamo in Carson, California.
In the meanwhile, Snoop Lion is looking forward to invest in football and has hopes David Beckham would go back to play football in Scotland. “I asked my man David about Celtic and he was like, ‘Yeah, teams don’t come much bigger”.