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Beckham Signs Two-Year Contract with the L.A. Galaxy

Beckham Signs Two-Year Contract with the L.A. Galaxy
Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 6:48pm

Soccer star David Beckham will be staying in Los Angeles for two more years. The Los Angeles Galaxy held a news conference today to announce Beckham's staying with the MLS team.

Beckham's original contract with the Galaxy expired in December. Beckham was pursued by major clubs in Europe as the year ended, but instead of going to Paris, he'll stay on the west coast. His family likes it there, and he says that's part of the reason he signed a new two year contract.

"One of the major reasons that I wanted to continue living in L.A. is because my family are happy here. We love living in America, we love living in LA. But like Bruce (coach Bruce Arena) said, the reason I came to LA is to play soccer. The reason I came to play for the Galaxy is to win a trophy. I hadn't done that for five years, well I hadn't done that for four and a bit years, then last season... we did it. I've never come back from a season with the Galaxy and been a champion. I wanted to have that feeling. I wanted to enter back into this team and that locker room being a champion. And we are. And we're not finished. I'm not just happy with one championship. I want more. So... happy to be back, and I look forward to the season."

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