Five years after his much-hyped arrival in the United States, David Beckham is playing his last game for the L.A. Galaxy on Saturday. David Greene speaks with Los Angeles Times sportswriter Kevin Baxter about whether Beckham lived up to America's expectations.
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Soccer superstar David Beckham arrived in the United States five years ago to play for the L.A. Galaxy major league soccer team. This was heralded as a signing that would launch the young league if not into the galaxy, at least into greater profitability. And Beckham made a grand entrance in his first game against D.C. United with this goal.
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