3 Dec 2012

Beckham ends MLS stint with a win

11:37 am on 3 December 2012

The English football star David Beckham has bowed out of Major League Soccer on a winning note as the LA Galaxy retained their title with a 3-1 victory over Houston Dynamo in the MLS Cup final.

LA had to come from behind after Calen Carr put Houston ahead a minute before the break but the Galaxy took control in the second half.

Defender Omar Gonzalez headed in the equaliser on the hour before Landon Donovan converted a penalty five minutes later.

Striker Robbie Keane, who had two efforts disallowed, got his reward in injury time when Houston keeper Tally Hall tried to bring him down and the Irishman rose to slot home the penalty.

The game was former England captain Beckham's final competitive appearance for the Galaxy after six seasons with the club and he received a standing ovation as he was substituted in the final seconds.