Since late last year, David Beckham has been playing soccer in Italy. On loan from the Los Angeles Galaxy, some fans of Major League Soccer wondered about his commitment to the league.
In a recent interview, Beckham put those worries to rest. He said that he’s very committed to the Galaxy specifically and soccer in the United States in general. Beckham explained that his stint in Italy was mostly due to him trying to better his chances of making England’s next World Cup team.
One of Beckham’s biggest goals is getting the Galaxy back into the playoffs. The team is on a drought of three years of no playoff action. This season, the Galaxy are once again struggling.
After 11 games, Los Angeles has one win. The good news is that they only have one loss. Amazingly, the team has finished in a tie in nine of their 11 outing. Their 1-9-1 record is good enough for fifth place in the Western Conference of the MLS.
Without Beckham, who said he will be returning at some point next month if everything goes as planned, the Galaxy has leaned heavily on their other superstar — Landon Donovan. The native of California has six goals and four assists in 11 games.
Once he returns, Beckham said that he’s confident that the Los Angeles Galaxy fans won’t have any hard feeling and will cheer him and his teammates to victory. Considering that the 34-year-old from London is one of the most popular athletes in the world, he’ll undoubtedly get his wish.
Married to Victoria Beckham, who rose to fame as a member of the Spice Girls, Beckham started for Manchester United from 1993-2003 before moving onto Real Madrid from 2003-2007. When he signed with the Galaxy in 2007, rumors indicate that Beckham was given a deal worth $250 million.