David Beckham plays his last game for LA Galaxy Dec. 1 in the MLS Cup Final.
Although this news sparked conversation and debates about who Becks will play for next, spare a thought for the team from Los Angeles.
They will be losing a key member of their squad, an influential footballer, and potentially the most important MLS player ever, as commissioner Don Garber states:
Without doubt, M.L.S. has more global awareness than at any other time in our history and has more legitimacy in the United States because of David. Every measure of our business has grown because of him. (via The New York Times)
So who will be able to step into Beckham's highly polished shoes next season?
Here are five possible suggestions.