Bad news for Beckham fans! David Beckham announced Monday that the MLS Cup on Dec. 1 will be his final game with the Los Angeles Galaxy.
Beckham did not announce his future plans but he has been linked to multiple clubs around the world over the years. His most recent contract with Major League Soccer included a clause allowing him to become part of an expansion team ownership group, which he still plans on taking advantage of after his playing career.
“I’ve had an incredibly special time playing for the LA Galaxy, however, I wanted to experience one last challenge before the end of my playing career,” Beckham said. “I don’t see this as the end of my relationship with the league as my ambition is to be part of the ownership structure in the future.”
Beckham signed a two-year contract extension in January with the Galaxy after his original five-year, $32.5 million contract with the team expired.
During Beckham’s six seasons with the Galaxy, he helped lead the club to three MLS Cup berths, including the third championship in club history in 2011 when they beat the Houston Dynamo, 1-0, at The Home Depot Center. The two teams will again meet for the MLS Cup on Dec. 1, with Beckham hoping to end his MLS career and time in Los Angeles with one more title.