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Galaxy to unveil Beckham statue ahead of 2019 season opener


David Beckham made a major impact during his time with the Los Angeles Galaxy and now the former English star will be honored by the club for his service.

According to ESPN, the LA Galaxy will unveil a statue of Beckham at Dignity Health Sports Park prior to their March 2nd season opener against the Chicago Fire. It is believed that the honor will be the first bestowed by a Major League Soccer club on a player, according to the report.

Beckham arrived in 2007 to MLS and became the first player signed via the league’s Designated Player rule. During his time in LA, Beckham helped the team lift MLS Cups in 2011 and 2012 as well as a pair of Supporters Shield crowns.

In 122 league and cup appearances, Beckham scored 19 goals before joining Ligue 1 giants PSG. His lengthy career also saw him win 12 trophies at Manchester United, a La Liga crown at Real Madrid, and amass 115 caps with the English National Team.

Currently Beckham is one of the owners of Inter Miami CF who is set to kick off play in 2020. Beckham’s move to MLS helped open the door for additional high-profile players to follow, such as Didier Drogba, David Villa, Thierry Henry, and several others.


  1. For what it’s worth, the idea is very clearly a call-out to the Staples Center across town (also owned by AEG), which originally featured statues of Magic Johnson and Wayne Gretzky, to which were later added other “iconic” LA sports figures such as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Elgin Baylor, Oscar De La Hoya, etc. So I’d argue it’s not a random MLS gimmick really so much as a random LA/AEG gimmick.

  2. I suppose you could argue that he did have a big impact on MLS in terms of visibility and interest. However, considering his involvement in Miami as well as the fact that Landon Donovan gave more years and produced more on the field, it feels a bit unusual. I expected to read that Beckham’s statue would the second one because Donovan was the first but nope.

  3. Actually, the league should put up his statue. He was that important!

    Those who don’t appreciate his impact on MLS and ultimately US Soccer are ignorant


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