David Beckham’s statue unveiled outside LA Galaxy’s stadium on MLS opening day (Photos)

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On Saturday, Main League Soccer kicked off a brand new season with 10 video games and a tribute to soccer nice David Beckham, whose arrival in 2007 helped usher in a brand new period for the American league.

A statue of the previous England captain was unveiled by the LA Galaxy outdoors its stadium in an emotional ceremony.

David Beckham

Beckham’s former Galaxy coach Bruce Area and teammate Robbie Keane, in addition to Beckham’s spouse, Victoria, attended the ceremony.

“From day one when myself, Victoria, and the youngsters arrived on this metropolis we felt at residence and for that we are going to be endlessly grateful. This metropolis has all the time felt like residence for me. My spouse, my children, my dad and mom, and my buddies, I could not have had the profession I had with out the help from you guys” stated Beckham.

David Beckham

Beckham made headlines around the globe when he moved to the USA in 2007 after an illustrious profession at Manchester United and Actual Madrid. His Galaxy deal was broadly reported to be for US$250 million over 5 years, however in actuality the $250 million determine was his potential earnings from wage, endorsements and membership income. His base wage was $6.5 million a 12 months however he was promised a proportion of Galaxy revenues.

Beckham performed for the Galaxy till 2012, taking league titles in his remaining two campaigns, throughout a profession that additionally featured a cease with England’s nationwide crew.