MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 06: David Beckham of the Galaxy poses with the man of the match trophy during the friendly match between the Melbourne Victory and LA Galaxy at Etihad Stadium on December 6, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
The LA Galaxy have announced that David Beckham will be returning to the LA Galaxy for the 2012 and 2013 seasons after signing a two year contract. Beckham had a career year in the last year of his contract, so it's not a huge surprise. Two years was also reportedly what he was offered by Paris St. Germain.
"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."
David Beckham won plenty of silverware in his time with the Galaxy, one MLS Cup, two Wester Conference Championships, and two Suporters' Shields.
"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," he added. "My family and I are incredibly happy and settled in America and we look forward to spending many more years here."
2013 is also the year Landon Donovan's contract is up. That Galaxy fans are assured a year of David Beckham, Landon Donovan, and Robbie Keane (two years of Becks and Donovan) when MLS had to contract two teams but ten years ago is nothing short of astounding.
"I am thrilled that David has chosen to re-join the Galaxy, especially as he had numerous options where he could continue his career," Galaxy General Manager and Head Coach Bruce Arena said. "I felt that he was one of the best players in all of MLS last season and we could not have achieved the success that we did without him. We look forward to trying to replicate that success this season with David once again in a Galaxy uniform."
This is clearly the best news since the invention of sliced pie. Heck, I might even go as far as comparing this to sliced cheese, or sliced bread, because those things are amazing. David Beckham is close to, but not as great as, a ham and cheese sandwich.
"There has been much speculation in the past four months on where David was going to play and we did not get caught up in this and remained focused on re-signing him," said Tim Leiweke, President & CEO, AEG. "David had many options and we are pleased he felt comfortable, not only with our organization but also with Los Angeles, and will remain an important part of our club, our AEG family and our City".