David Beckham and the Galaxy: Through the years

Soccer superstar David Beckham, who announced his retirement from soccer on Thursday, suited up one last time for the Los Angeles Galaxy at the 2012 MLS Cup against the Houston Dynamo. Beckham joined the defending champions in 2007.


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CARSON, CA - JULY 13: David Beckham looks on during his official introduction as a Los Angeles Galaxy player on July 13, 2007 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - JULY 13: David Beckham looks on during his official introduction as a Los Angeles Galaxy player on July 13, 2007 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - JULY 13: David Beckham looks on during his official introduction as a Los Angeles Galaxy player on July 13, 2007 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - JULY 13: David Beckham is offcially announced as a LA Galaxy Player at the Home depot Stradium on July 13,2007 in Carson, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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CARSON, CA - JULY 13: David Beckham is offcially announced as a LA Galaxy Player at the Home depot Stradium on July 13,2007 in Carson, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - JULY 13: The stadium is decorated with a Beckham banner during the official introduction of David Beckham as a Los Angeles Galaxy player on July 13, 2007 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - JULY 13: The stadium is decorated with a Beckham banner during the official introduction of David Beckham as a Los Angeles Galaxy player on July 13, 2007 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - JULY 13: The stadium is decorated with a Beckham banner during the official introduction of David Beckham as a Los Angeles Galaxy player on July 13, 2007 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - JULY 16: David Beckham trains for the first time with his Los Angeles Galaxy teammates on July 16, 2007 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. (Photo by Toby Canham/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - JULY 16: David Beckham trains for the first time with his Los Angeles Galaxy teammates on July 16, 2007 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. (Photo by Toby Canham/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - JULY 16: David Beckham trains for the first time with his Los Angeles Galaxy teammates on July 16, 2007 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. (Photo by Toby Canham/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - JULY 16: Football star David Beckham working out at the Los Angeles Galaxy and Chelsea FC Open Media Training Session at the Home Depot Center on July 16, 2007 in Carson, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
CARSON, CA - JULY 16: Football star David Beckham working out at the Los Angeles Galaxy and Chelsea FC Open Media Training Session at the Home Depot Center on July 16, 2007 in Carson, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
CARSON, CA - JULY 16: Football star David Beckham working out at the Los Angeles Galaxy and Chelsea FC Open Media Training Session at the Home Depot Center on July 16, 2007 in Carson, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
WASHINGTON - AUGUST 08: David Beckham of the LA Galaxy has his left ankle treated during a training session at RFK Stadium on August 8, 2007 in Washington, United States. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - AUGUST 08: David Beckham of the LA Galaxy has his left ankle treated during a training session at RFK Stadium on August 8, 2007 in Washington, United States. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - AUGUST 08: David Beckham of the LA Galaxy has his left ankle treated during a training session at RFK Stadium on August 8, 2007 in Washington, United States. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - AUGUST 09: David Beckham at the end of the game between DC United and Los Angeles Galaxy at RFK stadium on August 9, 2007 in Washington, DC. DC United beat the Los Angeles Galaxy 1-0 at sold-out RFK stadium. (Photo by Tony Quinn/MLS/WireImage)
WASHINGTON - AUGUST 09: David Beckham at the end of the game between DC United and Los Angeles Galaxy at RFK stadium on August 9, 2007 in Washington, DC. DC United beat the Los Angeles Galaxy 1-0 at sold-out RFK stadium. (Photo by Tony Quinn/MLS/WireImage)
WASHINGTON - AUGUST 09: David Beckham at the end of the game between DC United and Los Angeles Galaxy at RFK stadium on August 9, 2007 in Washington, DC. DC United beat the Los Angeles Galaxy 1-0 at sold-out RFK stadium. (Photo by Tony Quinn/MLS/WireImage)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 18: David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy celebrates with Carlos Pavon #20 after their first goal against the New York Red Bulls at Giants Stadium on August 18, 2007 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images for Red Bulls)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 18: David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy celebrates with Carlos Pavon #20 after their first goal against the New York Red Bulls at Giants Stadium on August 18, 2007 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images for Red Bulls)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 18: David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy celebrates with Carlos Pavon #20 after their first goal against the New York Red Bulls at Giants Stadium on August 18, 2007 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images for Red Bulls)
CARSON, CA - AUGUST 29: Footballer David Beckham captain of the Los Angeles Galaxy in action during their SuperLiga Final match at the Home Depot Center on August 29, 2007 in Carson, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - AUGUST 29: Footballer David Beckham captain of the Los Angeles Galaxy in action during their SuperLiga Final match at the Home Depot Center on August 29, 2007 in Carson, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - AUGUST 29: Footballer David Beckham captain of the Los Angeles Galaxy in action during their SuperLiga Final match at the Home Depot Center on August 29, 2007 in Carson, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - APRIL 03: David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy paces Jason Hernandez #21 of the San Jose Earthquakes to the ball in the second half during their MLS game at the Home Depot Center on April 3, 2008 in Carson, California. The Galaxy defeated the Earthquakes 2-0. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - APRIL 03: David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy paces Jason Hernandez #21 of the San Jose Earthquakes to the ball in the second half during their MLS game at the Home Depot Center on April 3, 2008 in Carson, California. The Galaxy defeated the Earthquakes 2-0. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - APRIL 03: David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy paces Jason Hernandez #21 of the San Jose Earthquakes to the ball in the second half during their MLS game at the Home Depot Center on April 3, 2008 in Carson, California. The Galaxy defeated the Earthquakes 2-0. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
TORONTO - JULY 24: Midfielder #23 David Beckham of L.A. Galaxy brings the ball up field against defender #40 Freddie Sears of West Ham United during the 2008 Pepsi MLS All Star Game between the MLS All Stars and West Ham United at BMO Field on July 24, 2008 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
TORONTO - JULY 24: Midfielder #23 David Beckham of L.A. Galaxy brings the ball up field against defender #40 Freddie Sears of West Ham United during the 2008 Pepsi MLS All Star Game between the MLS All Stars and West Ham United at BMO Field on July 24, 2008 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
TORONTO - JULY 24: Midfielder #23 David Beckham of L.A. Galaxy brings the ball up field against defender #40 Freddie Sears of West Ham United during the 2008 Pepsi MLS All Star Game between the MLS All Stars and West Ham United at BMO Field on July 24, 2008 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - OCTOBER 26: David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy heads off a ball during their MLS game against FC Dallas at Home Depot Center on October 26, 2008 in Carson, California. (Photo by Robert Mora/MLS via Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - OCTOBER 26: David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy heads off a ball during their MLS game against FC Dallas at Home Depot Center on October 26, 2008 in Carson, California. (Photo by Robert Mora/MLS via Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - OCTOBER 26: David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy heads off a ball during their MLS game against FC Dallas at Home Depot Center on October 26, 2008 in Carson, California. (Photo by Robert Mora/MLS via Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - JULY 13: David Beckham practices with the Los Angeles Galaxy for the first time this year following the extension of his loan with Italy's AC Milan at The Home Depot Center on July 13, 2009 in Carson, California. Beckham missed the first 17 games of the Major League Soccer team's 30 games this season. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - JULY 13: David Beckham practices with the Los Angeles Galaxy for the first time this year following the extension of his loan with Italy's AC Milan at The Home Depot Center on July 13, 2009 in Carson, California. Beckham missed the first 17 games of the Major League Soccer team's 30 games this season. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - JULY 13: David Beckham practices with the Los Angeles Galaxy for the first time this year following the extension of his loan with Italy's AC Milan at The Home Depot Center on July 13, 2009 in Carson, California. Beckham missed the first 17 games of the Major League Soccer team's 30 games this season. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - JULY 19: David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy runs out to the pitch as fans cheer him on before the MLS game against AC Milan at The Home Depot Center on July 19, 2009 in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - JULY 19: David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy runs out to the pitch as fans cheer him on before the MLS game against AC Milan at The Home Depot Center on July 19, 2009 in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - JULY 19: David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy runs out to the pitch as fans cheer him on before the MLS game against AC Milan at The Home Depot Center on July 19, 2009 in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - JULY 19: Los Angeles Galaxy supporters hold up signs for David Beckham #23 before the MLS match against AC Milan at The Home Depot Center on July 19, 2009 in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - JULY 19: Los Angeles Galaxy supporters hold up signs for David Beckham #23 before the MLS match against AC Milan at The Home Depot Center on July 19, 2009 in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - JULY 19: Los Angeles Galaxy supporters hold up signs for David Beckham #23 before the MLS match against AC Milan at The Home Depot Center on July 19, 2009 in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 01: David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy exchanges shirts with DaniEl Alves of the FC Barcelona at the half time of the friendly soccer match at the Rose Bowl on August 1, 2009 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 01: David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy exchanges shirts with DaniEl Alves of the FC Barcelona at the half time of the friendly soccer match at the Rose Bowl on August 1, 2009 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 01: David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy exchanges shirts with DaniEl Alves of the FC Barcelona at the half time of the friendly soccer match at the Rose Bowl on August 1, 2009 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - AUGUST 8: David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy vs the New England Revolution August 8, 2009 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Keith Nordstrom/MLS via Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - AUGUST 8: David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy vs the New England Revolution August 8, 2009 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Keith Nordstrom/MLS via Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - AUGUST 8: David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy vs the New England Revolution August 8, 2009 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Keith Nordstrom/MLS via Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - AUGUST 29: The Custom shoes of David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy he used to score a goal against Chivas USA on August 29, 2009 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. The Galaxy won 1-0. (Photo by German Alegria/Getty Images via MLS)
CARSON, CA - AUGUST 29: The Custom shoes of David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy he used to score a goal against Chivas USA on August 29, 2009 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. The Galaxy won 1-0. (Photo by German Alegria/Getty Images via MLS)
CARSON, CA - AUGUST 29: The Custom shoes of David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy he used to score a goal against Chivas USA on August 29, 2009 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. The Galaxy won 1-0. (Photo by German Alegria/Getty Images via MLS)
CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 08: A banner of David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy is seen at The Home Depot Center prior to Game 2 of the MLS Western Conference Semifinals match on November 8, 2009 in Carson, California. The Galaxy defeated Chivas USA, 1-0, to advance to the MLS Western Conference Finals. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 08: A banner of David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy is seen at The Home Depot Center prior to Game 2 of the MLS Western Conference Semifinals match on November 8, 2009 in Carson, California. The Galaxy defeated Chivas USA, 1-0, to advance to the MLS Western Conference Finals. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 08: A banner of David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy is seen at The Home Depot Center prior to Game 2 of the MLS Western Conference Semifinals match on November 8, 2009 in Carson, California. The Galaxy defeated Chivas USA, 1-0, to advance to the MLS Western Conference Finals. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 13: David Beckham #23 (R) of the Los Angeles Galaxy chases teammate Landon Donovan #10 to celebrate after Donovan's goal on a penalty kick against Houston Dynamo during the MLS Western Conference Championship soccer match at The Home Depot Center on November 13, 2009 in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 13: David Beckham #23 (R) of the Los Angeles Galaxy chases teammate Landon Donovan #10 to celebrate after Donovan's goal on a penalty kick against Houston Dynamo during the MLS Western Conference Championship soccer match at The Home Depot Center on November 13, 2009 in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 13: David Beckham #23 (R) of the Los Angeles Galaxy chases teammate Landon Donovan #10 to celebrate after Donovan's goal on a penalty kick against Houston Dynamo during the MLS Western Conference Championship soccer match at The Home Depot Center on November 13, 2009 in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - OCTOBER 03: David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galay celebrates his first half goal with teammates Juninho #19 and Sean Franklin #28 in the first half during the MLS match against Chivas USA at The Home Depot Center on October 3, 2010 in Carson, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Galaxy v Chivas USA
CARSON, CA - OCTOBER 03: David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galay celebrates his first half goal with teammates Juninho #19 and Sean Franklin #28 in the first half during the MLS match against Chivas USA at The Home Depot Center on October 3, 2010 in Carson, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 07: David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy smiles on his way to the locker room after the Galaxy defeated Seattle Sounders FC in the MLS Western Conference Semifinal match second leg at The Home Depot Center on November 7, 2010 in Carson, California. The Galaxy defeated Sounders FC 2-1. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
MLS Playoffs - Seattle Sounders FC v Los Angeles Galaxy - 2nd Leg
CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 07: David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy smiles on his way to the locker room after the Galaxy defeated Seattle Sounders FC in the MLS Western Conference Semifinal match second leg at The Home Depot Center on November 7, 2010 in Carson, California. The Galaxy defeated Sounders FC 2-1. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - APRIL 23: David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy reacts as teammate Sean Franklin #5 receives a yellow card from referee Ramon Hernandez for a foul on Kalif Alhassan #11 of the Portland Timbers in the first half during the MLS match at The Home Depot Center on April 23, 2011 in Carson, California. The Galaxy defeated the Timbers 3-0. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
Portland Timbers v Los Angeles Galaxy
CARSON, CA - APRIL 23: David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy reacts as teammate Sean Franklin #5 receives a yellow card from referee Ramon Hernandez for a foul on Kalif Alhassan #11 of the Portland Timbers in the first half during the MLS match at The Home Depot Center on April 23, 2011 in Carson, California. The Galaxy defeated the Timbers 3-0. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
HARRISON, NJ - JULY 27: David Beckham #23 of the MLS All-Stars looks on while playing against Manchester United during the MLS All-Star Game at Red Bull Arena on July 27, 2011 in Harrison, New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for the New York Red Bulls)
MLS All-Star Game - Manchester United v MLS All-Stars
HARRISON, NJ - JULY 27: David Beckham #23 of the MLS All-Stars looks on while playing against Manchester United during the MLS All-Star Game at Red Bull Arena on July 27, 2011 in Harrison, New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for the New York Red Bulls)
CARSON, CA - AUGUST 19: David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy attempts to block a pass by ewly acquired forward Robbie Keane #14 and during training at The Home Depot Center on August 19, 2011 in Carson, California. Keane, who is the captain of Ireland's national team, will make his MLS debut against the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday at The Home Depot Center. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Galaxy Introduce Robbie Keane
CARSON, CA - AUGUST 19: David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy attempts to block a pass by ewly acquired forward Robbie Keane #14 and during training at The Home Depot Center on August 19, 2011 in Carson, California. Keane, who is the captain of Ireland's national team, will make his MLS debut against the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday at The Home Depot Center. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 06: Robbie Keane #14 of the Los Angeles Galaxy celebrates with David Beckham #23 and Todd Dunivant #2 after Keane scored the Galaxy's third goal against Real Salt Lake in the MLS Western Conference Championship at The Home Depot Center on November 6, 2011 in Carson, California. The Galaxy won 3-1 to advance to the MLS Cup. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
MLS Western Conference Championship - Real Salt Lake v Los Angeles Galaxy
CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 06: Robbie Keane #14 of the Los Angeles Galaxy celebrates with David Beckham #23 and Todd Dunivant #2 after Keane scored the Galaxy's third goal against Real Salt Lake in the MLS Western Conference Championship at The Home Depot Center on November 6, 2011 in Carson, California. The Galaxy won 3-1 to advance to the MLS Cup. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 19: David Beckham #23 of the LA Galaxy gives interviews following a training session ahead of the MLS Cup at The Home Depot Center on November 19, 2011 in Carson, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
2011 MLS Cup - LA Galaxy Training Session
CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 19: David Beckham #23 of the LA Galaxy gives interviews following a training session ahead of the MLS Cup at The Home Depot Center on November 19, 2011 in Carson, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 20: David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy celebrates with his sons Brooklyn, Cruz and Romeo after defeating the Houston Dynamo 1-0 to win the 2011 MLS Cup at The Home Depot Center on November 20, 2011 in Carson, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
2011 MLS Cup - Houston Dynamo v Los Angeles Galaxy
CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 20: David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy celebrates with his sons Brooklyn, Cruz and Romeo after defeating the Houston Dynamo 1-0 to win the 2011 MLS Cup at The Home Depot Center on November 20, 2011 in Carson, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

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