David Beckham got his Hollywood happy ending tonight by unleashing a scene-stealing performance to secure the MLS Cup for L.A Galaxy in his last game with the team.
It’s also likely to be the former England captain’s last game in America, with a move to Europe and many suspect, Paris, on the cards. So it was all set up to be a perfect farewell, if Galaxy could defeat Houston Dynamo.
But Goldenballs was never going to leave that to chance.
With Robbie Keane, the 36-year-old set up the singular goal from Landon Donovan that won the match at the Home Deport stadium in Carson for the home team. He also set up Adam Cristman on numerous occasions, from which he really should’ve scored.
All this, despite concerns for his fitness which seem to be justified in his lack of pace, but passion and skill more than compensated – not to mention a small cheering squad in the stands.
Team Beckham were present en masse, with Victoria, 37 , leading the cheers with their children Brooklyn, twelve, Romeo, nine , Cruz, six , and baby Harper, who is just four months old. Victoria looked stressed as she watched the match intently, obviously urging her beloved on to achieve the perfect note with which to sign off.
And while baby Harper can’t have any idea what was going on, Beckham’s boys got to see their father bathed in glory. It’s the first memory like this for Romeo and Cruz, certainly, and Brooklyn was just seven years old when the family moved across the Atlantic.
The couple, who will return to their Hertfordshire home for Christmas, are due to announce the decision before Beckham’s five-year deal with LA Galaxy ends on December 31.
‘David is all geared up for the cup final but after that he and Victoria will make the decision over whether or not to accept the Paris deal,’ a source close to the football star says.
‘Once the last match is out of the way, talks will ensue with his management and I suspect they will move very quickly.’
David and Victoria have ruled out commuting to France from LA, and the whole family is preparing to move to Europe.
‘The deal isn’t sealed but they have made the decision that if they move, they will go as a family,’ added the source.
by Terence Johns