LA Galaxy pays tribute to football legend David Beckham to mark MLS kickoff with his statue out the stadium(Photos)

The American Major League Soccer kicked off a new season on Saturday with 10 games played across the major league,  a tribute to football legend David Beckham, whose arrival in the MLS marked a new era and turn around in the American League.

A statue of the former England captain was unveiled by the LA Galaxy outside its stadium in an emotional ceremony.

In attendance was Beckham’s former Galaxy coach Bruce Arena and teammate Robbie Keane, joined by  Beckham’s wife, Victoria.

“From day one when myself, Victoria, and the kids arrived in this city we felt at home and for that we will be forever grateful. This city has always felt like home for me. My wife, my kids, my parents, and my friends, I couldn’t have had the career I had without the support from you guys” said Beckham.

Beckham made headlines around the world when he moved to the United States in 2007 after an illustrious career at Manchester United and Real Madrid. His Galaxy deal was widely reported to be for US$250 million over five years, but in reality the $250 million figure was his potential earnings from salary, endorsements and club revenue. His base salary was $6.5 million a year but he was promised a percentage of Galaxy revenues.

The Ex United Legend  played for Galaxy until 2012, taking league titles in his final two campaigns, after which he retired from the English National team.


Bueze is a Senior Content Creator at Gutsynaij News. He is a Journalist|| Writer|| Digital Media Strategist || Web Designer #ProudProduct of The Nigerian Institute of Information Extensionst(NIE) ||Die-hard Liverpool fan. Proudly from Imo State, Eastern Nigeria.

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