Beckham quits LA Galaxy

Posted Nov 20, 2012 by Tim Sandle
English soccer star David Beckham is leaving Los Angeles Galaxy in December after six years at the American Major League Soccer (MLS) club.
Beckham has to deal with more streamers while striking a corner kick
Beckham has to deal with more streamers while striking a corner kick
John Lucero
David Beckham has surprisingly announced that he is to leave L.A. Galaxy next month. The player will leave after he has competed in the season-ending MLS Cup final on December 1.
Beckham has told the BBC that: "I wanted to experience one last challenge before the end of my playing career."
The Guardian has a further quote from Beckham, which reads: "In my time here I have seen the popularity of the game grow every year," he added. "I've been fortunate to win trophies, but more important to me has been the fantastic reception I've had from fans in LA and across the States. Soccer's potential has no limits in this wonderful country, and I want to always be part of growing it."
However, it might not quite be the end of 37 year old Beckham's playing career. According to the Daily Mail, the club Melbourne Heart claim they are in talks with Beckham over a "10-game stint" in Australia. Another likely offer will come from China.
David Beckham has a long and illustrious career in soccer. His greatest success came with the English Premier League side Manchester United. Beckham joined Manchester United as a 14-year-old and made 398 appearances for the club, helping the side to win six Premier League titles and the European Champions League.
The Los Angeles Galaxy are an American professional soccer team, based in the Los Angeles suburb of Carson, California, which competes in Major League Soccer (MLS). It is one of the ten charter clubs of MLS, and the league's second most-decorated club, after D.C. United.