MLS soccer: David Beckman to leave Galaxy following Cup game against Houston
The Dynamo aren't on the Galaxy's level in international cachet or payroll, but their consistent success is a model of clever coaching and judicious management by Kinnear and the front office. While the MLS Cup isn't really a referendum on those two starkly different approaches to building a team, it's yet another wrinkle of intrigue in the matchup.
Yet the day is likely to belong to Beckham, who hasn't revealed where he'll play next, or where he plans to invest as an MLS owner in the near future. After his rocky MLS arrival turned into an exemplary run under Arena's leadership, the English midfielder hopes to finish up his tenure with a few more bending passes and one more trophy.
And the Dynamo are eager to spoil it all.
"We're all happy and thankful for what David has done, but that's not what makes the world go round," said Davis, one of Beckham's few MLS peers on setpieces and free kicks. "I was playing here before he came here, and hopefully I'll be playing after he leaves."
Houston Dynamo at L.A. Galaxy
Saturday, 2:30 p.m.
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