Beckham hopes his legacy of hard work leaves a lasting impression with supporters

20 November 5:29 pm

Beckham hopes his legacy of hard work leaves a lasting impression with supporters

By Adam Serrano

CARSON, Calif. – What will David Beckham’s legacy be with LA Galaxy fans?

That question will be bandied about by many over the next few days, weeks and even year, but when asked on Tuesday, Beckham had his own thoughts on what that legacy should be. The 37-year-old midfielder will play his final game for the LA Galaxy on Dec. 1 in the 2012 MLS Cup against the Houston Dynamo, but while Beckham’s is set to, potentially, leave in a blaze of glory, it wasn’t always so.

During the 2008 season, Beckham’s relationship with the Galaxy fans was tentative at best during his loan to A.C. Milan, but since then, the Galaxy midfielder has mended any fences as LA has flourished over the past three years, reaching three of the last four MLS Cups and winning in 2011.

However, as he prepares for his final match with the club at The Home Depot Center, Beckham believes that his relationship has improved since those challenging days.

“[It’s] hopefully slightly better,” said Beckham with his trademark smile. “Every time I’ve been asked about the loan part, I’ve always tried to explain it, I’ve always tried to clear everything up and I felt that I’ve done that over the years and I felt that I’ve shown my commitment to the fans and hopefully they’ve seen that. I just want people to have enjoyed watching me play here and watching me work here, and that’s what I want people to remember me for, my hard work and the success that we’ve had as a club."

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