A Good Year for Old Becks

While some may still argue that David Beckham made a terrible choice in signing with an MLS club several years ago, a retrospective look at his whirlwind contend that many skeptics may be a tad off base

The two time FIFA World Player of the Year, 6 time Premier League Champions, and overall global icon had it all when he decided to become the face of club soccer in the US. But after 4 seasons without a title, falling out of favor with England boss Fabio Capello, and an Achilles injury left him out of England’s World Cup squad… things looked bleak.

After the World Cup came and passed, and a tentative move to Tottenham Hotspur was blocked by his US club, Becks resigned himself to playing out his contract in LA. Just about the same time, things started to turn around.  Beckham returned from injury and led his team to a 7-3 record to finish the season. Although, the Galaxy did not make a finals appearance, they did manage to secure the Western Conference crown, as well as the MLS Supporters Shield. It also became apparent that #23 had fully recovered from his injuries. Beckham came out fit and effective to start this season, and LA has, in turn, risen to the top of the standings yet again.

"I have no intention of putting on this hat, and thus messing up my perfect hair"

The good times continued as the Royal Family of footy was honored with an invite to the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in April. Becks continued his recent hot streak on a glorious Saturday night in which he netted the game winning goal from a corner, leading his 1st-placed Galaxy squad to a 12th game unbeaten. The next day, Beckham was named to the MLS All-Star team, which will face off against his former club Manchester United triggering a sentimental reunion for the former England

Finally, Beckham and his wife welcomed a baby girl into their lives, which likely completed the Becks clan, but who knows. The couples fourth child, named Harper Seven, weighed in at 7lb 10 oz. All in all, it topped off a solid year for the former Player of the Year. His best days are clearly behind him, but his luck has seemingly turned around. For a guy that’s criticized as much as he is… it still is good to be David Beckham.

The future looks promising for the 4-time Daddy. He’s already talking about pursuing a job as a manager back home. Overall, it’s been a good year for the football icon, especially for a man still finding small pockets of success in the twilight of his career as a player. It’s hard to find anything to complain about if you’re Old Becks right now.

Perhaps the middle name "Seven" comes from the fact that she was born in July, or that she weighed in at a little over 7 pounds, or that she was born around 7am that day?


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