David Beckham's return to the Los Angeles Galaxy practice pitch has coincided with word from England that his competitive international career appears to be over.
After England's come-from-behind, 2-1 friendly victory over Hungary on Wednesday, manager Fabio Capello said that he'd love to give Beckham a farewell match at an upcoming friendly but that he would not be calling on him for a future competitive match.
Beckham returned to practice in Los Angeles earlier than expected and is still hopeful of featuring for the first-place Galaxy this season as he finishes recovering from an Achilles injury. His representative, Simon Oliveira, released a statement in response to Capello's comments, saying that Beckham "will always be available for his country."
Meanwhile, West Ham co-chairman David Gold has expressed that his London-based club has extended an open invitation for Beckham to join the Premier League side either on loan or as a club ambassador.
What do you make of Capello's comments? Surprised to see Beckham practicing this soon? Do you think a fit Beckham makes the Galaxy a sure-thing for MLS Cup? Could you see Beckham suiting up for West Ham?
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