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Beckham bids farewell to Galaxy with MLS Cup win

ESPN staff
December 1, 2012


David Beckham signed off his LA Galaxy career with victory in the MLS Cup as his side came from behind to beat Houston Dynamo 3-1.

After Calen Carr put Houston ahead in the 44th minute, Beckham and his team-mates systematically broke down the defense of the Dynamo, who lost the MLS Cup 1-0 to Los Angeles on the same field last year.

Robbie Keane played another stellar attacking game for Los Angeles before earning his own penalty kick when Houston's Tally Hall knocked him down in the box, while Omar Gonzalez got the equaliser on a cagey play by MLS' top defender last season.

Moments later, Donovan redeemed himself for missing an open net in the 13th minute by burying his penalty kick after a Houston handball in the box. The former Everton forward, who is also contemplating a departure from the game, won his record-tying fifth MLS title while scoring his fifth career MLS Cup goal and the record 22nd goal of his postseason career.

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