2012 MLS Cup Playoffs no last hurrah for Beckham, Galaxy

31 October 12:00 pm

2012 MLS Cup Playoffs no last hurrah for Beckham, Galaxy

By Adam Serrano

CARSON, Calif. –  The LA Galaxy have accomplished much during David Beckham’s tenure with the LA Galaxy, but as LA’s core enters the postseason for the fourth consecutive year together, there’s little doubt in Beckham’s mind that there is still much left to accomplish.

After re-signing with the club in January, Beckham has enjoyed another impressive season, playing in 24 matches while accruing seven goals, and nine assists. But even though the Englishman and LA have qualified for the playoffs for a fourth consecutive year, some have questioned when it will be time for the veteran-laden Galaxy to re-tool, and look to the future.

However, Beckham is paying little attention to those calls that say the 2012 MLS Cup Playoffs may be a last hurrah of sorts for LA.

“Who knows, people said that last year. People said that we won the championship now and maybe it’s time to move some of the older players on, and start fresh. Sometimes that is the truth, but it’s been great for the last three or four years that we’ve all stayed together,” said Beckham.  “It brings stability because if you’re with players for long enough, you get to know them on and off the field. It makes when you win a championship more special than anything. Who knows, it could be.”

When asked if this season could be his last, Beckham played it close to the vest stating that he’d rather wait until after the postseason to see how his body feels. That being said, the hyper-competitive Beckham adamantly stated that –potentially—winning two MLS Cup titles is not nearly enough for him.

“It doesn’t matter how many times that I win; I’ll always have that hunger,” said Beckham. “Even when I stop playing, I’ll have hunger to do something better and be the best at something, and always be successful. No matter where I am, no matter what age I am, no matter how many championships that I’ve won, I still wake up and still want to win another championship every year. That hunger is always going to be there."