Los Angeles Galaxy Send David Beckham Out a Champion in MLS Cup Final (Video)

Michael Cummings@MikeCummings37World Football Lead WriterDecember 2, 2012

For our Set Piece Video of the Day for this first Sunday in December, we head to the land of Hollywood and happy endings.

It wasn't technically Hollywood, of course, but on Saturday night at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., the Los Angeles Galaxy sent superstar David Beckham off into the sunset with a fairytale ending.

After falling behind to Calen Carr's first-half goal, the Galaxy stormed back with three second-half goals to claim their second straight MLS Cup title. Omar Gonzalez equalized with a powerful header before Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane scored penalties to give the Galaxy a 3-1 Cup-clinching win.

We still think Beckham should have taken the second penalty. It came in stoppage time, after all, and would have served as a perfect send-off for the former England captain.

No matter. The win itself was enough.

Now, as he leaves another club, we're detecting an intriguing pattern.

When he left Manchester United in 2003, Beckham left as a league champion. When he left Real Madrid in 2007, Beckham left as a league champion. Saturday night made it a perfect 3-of-3, and it was hard not to feel good for Beckham. That's why we've posted the highlights from the match as our Set Piece Video of the Day above. Enjoy.

If that's not enough, you can also watch his post-match interview here. And if you don't have time for the full, 12-minute highlights, you can catch the condensed version, with only the goals, right here.

So, now, the question is, what's next for Beckham? By all means, have at it in the comments.

(Video: MLS)

 

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