The Straits Times
Published on Dec 02, 2012

Beckham's adventure with Los Angeles Galaxy ends with victory


LOS ANGELES (AFP) - The Los Angeles Galaxy rallied with three goals in the second half Saturday to capture a second straight MLS Cup crown with a 3-1 win over Houston in David Beckham's farewell match in North America.

Robbie Keane, Omar Gonzalez and Landon Donovan scored goals for the heavily-favoured Galaxy who clinched their fourth MLS Cup title by beating the Dynamo for the second consecutive year.

Beckham's final game, which was played in intermittent rain, started out as a low-key farewell with no festivities before the game to honour the football icon.

But he walked off to massive cheers from the crowd of 30,000 at the Home Depot Center after the Galaxy, trailing 0-1 at the interval, came alive in the second half.