End it like Beckham: David seals final US trophy in LA farewell

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David Beckham celebrated victory with his sons (left to right) Brooklyn, Cruz and Romeo. Photo: PA Wire

David Beckham has secured a glorious exit to his six-year stay in the United States by helping his LA Galaxy team to victory in the MLS Cup final.

The soccer superstar's fond farewell looked threatened with opponents Houston Dynamo leading 1-0 at half-time in the final, which was being played at the Galaxy's home ground in Carson, California.

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Galaxy teammates, including former Spurs striker Robbie Keane (far left), join the Beckham family. Credit: PA Wire

But three goals in the second half, including a late penalty from ex-Tottenham striker Robbie Keane, ensured Beckham signed off with another trophy in his final competitive appearance for the club.

The former England captain received a standing ovation as he was substituted in the final seconds of the 3-1 win.

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David Beckham didn't have it all his own way as Houston Dynamo took the lead in the final. Credit: PA Wire

Beckham was then joined on the field by his children as he said goodbye to the Galaxy fans.

He admitted to reporters his joy in victory was tinged with sadness as it concluded the final chapter of his American adventure, saying:

I'm sad it is the end; this has been an amazing place for me and continues to be an amazing place.

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After going a goal down, David Beckham bent fortune back in his favour to help the Galaxy to victory. Credit: PA Wire

The 37-year-old, who arrived in Los Angeles in 2007 after winning all major European club honours with Manchester United and Real Madrid, is tipped to return to Europe.

But the branding power of Beckham ensures that he will receive interest from clubs across the globe, all hoping to sign the marquee player in the final stage of his career.

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Beckham fans got the chance to bid farewell to their hero after six years. Credit: PA Wire

Beckham told Sky Sports News he is confident he has enough energy to justify one last move, but admitted he would enjoy a rest during the festive period while mulling over his options.

I feel tired right now but I'll be alright ... I'll continue to play, go get some rest over Christmas and decide where to go and (what) I'm going to do.

– David Beckham
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The former England favourite dropped to his knees when he knew the final victory was secured. Credit: PA Wire