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Beckham dismisses retirement talk

LA Galaxy midfielder David Beckham says that he will not be retiring after his final game for the MLS side next month.

The Galaxy take on the Houston Dynamo in the MLS Cup final on December 1 at The Home Depot Center in what will be Beckham’s farewell match for the club.

The former England captain believes he still has something to offer on the pitch, and despite being 37 years old, he is not calling time on his career just yet.

“I see people have talked about my retirement, which is normal. People are going to talk about that with me being 37, but I still feel like I have something left in me, I still feel like a can give a lot to the game on the field,” Beckham said.

“My time with the Galaxy will end on Saturday, but my commitment will always stay the same to this league and to this club.”

Beckham has been linked with clubs in China, Australia, France, Brazil and the United Arab Emirates but for the time being is focussing on his last game with the Galaxy and his time building the game in the US.

“I think it has been special these six years, to have been part of the Galaxy that has been very successful in the last three or four years, to win the championship last year and to be in the MLS Cup final again this year.

“I am very proud of that, and I am very proud to have been part of a league that has grown like it has grown in the last six years.

“I think a lot of amazing work has been done behind the scenes, Don Garber (MLS commission) has done some exceptional work, and the owners of the franchises that have come into the league, it has been amazing to have been a part of that.”

Tue 20 November, 2012
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