"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."
"Seldom does an athlete redefine a sport and David not only took our franchise to another level but he took our sport to another level," said Tim Leiweke, President and CEO of AEG (Anschutz Entertainment Group). "It has been an honor and privilege to be a part of his world, and more importantly, to have him be a part of ours."
WOW, I am speechless. We all knew this day was coming soon, but the fact that this crazy 6-year journey will come to an end on December 1st is astounding. No longer will we be treated to amazing crosses and free kicks by Beckham, no longer will the LA Galaxy be announced as, "David Beckham and the LA Galaxy".
There will be a time to guess who the next DP will be, or what Becks will do following the end of this season, but that time is still far off.
Right now we have a game to play, and it's a pretty important one. A game, that if we win, will send the greatest MLS player of all time out on a high note.