David Beckham Leaving LA Galaxy: Why His Time in MLS Has Been a Success

David Beckham announced today that the M.L.S. Cup on December 1 will be his final match with the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Beckham, who competed for six years in Major League Soccer, leaves the Galaxy with a mixed record.

The English star will be remembered for his failure to win a league he was expected to dominate in during his first four years in North America.

The tension that he had with American star and Galaxy teammate Landon Donovan was detailed in Grant Wahl's book The Beckham Experiment and is still remembered by many.

Others will contend that he never made soccer into the top sport in the United States.

There is plenty of negativity that could be attributed to Beckham and soccer in M.L.S. Although that negativity is strong, David leaves America as one of the biggest success stories since the time of Pele and Beckenbauer.

The arrival of Beckham was one of the biggest sports stories of 2007. Almost immediately, people...

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