Beckham Returns to LA Galaxy to Continue His Success in MLS

January 19, 2012

Los Angeles -- On Thursday afternoon, the LA Galaxy held a press conference at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles to officially announce the return of David Beckham to the team.

Beckham, appearing with Tim Leiweke of AEG and head coach Bruce Arena, addressed the media as it was announced that he and the Galaxy have come to terms for a 2-year deal.

Throughout the press conference, Beckham consistently stated his first priority is his family and that his family's desire to live in Southern California were very important reasons for staying in America.

"I've seen first hand how popular soccer is now in the States and I'm as committed as ever to growing the game here," Beckham said. "My family and I are incredibly happy and settled in America and we look forward to spending many more years here."

Furthermore, the Galaxy's support of his plans to play in the 2012 Olympics in London this summer were considerations in the decision.

More importantly for Galaxy fans, Beckham stated that his drive to seek multiple MLS titles with the Galaxy was an important factor in signing this 2-year deal.

"This was an important decision for me," Galaxy midfielder David Beckham said. "I had many offers from clubs from around the world, however, I'm still passionate about playing in America and winning trophies with the Galaxy."

Beckham will team up with Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane for a full season together in 2012 (Donovan and Keane currently are on international loans), as the Galaxy will begin their defense of the MLS Championship in March.

By Brian Kowalski
Staff Reporter for The Daily Sports Herald

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