Remembering David Beckham’s Arrival at LA Galaxy

Eight years ago, Major League Soccer sent shock waves across the world when it announced the landmark signing of David Beckham from Real Madrid. 

In the years following the deal, it remains one of, if not the, most influential moments in league history. 

At the time of the acquisition, no one involved in the deal could've imagined the immense impact the Beckham deal and consequential Designated Player rule would have on the young American league. 

Although Beckham has not played in MLS since 2012, his impact on the league will be felt for decades, as MLS owes many things to the Manchester United legend.


When Beckham joined up with the LA Galaxy in the summer of 2007, the club had already established itself among the league's elite thanks to two MLS Cup victories in 2002 and 2005. 

Despite those successes, the Galaxy needed something to reinvigorate the fanbase after finishing in fift...

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