Happy New New Year! Looking back on 2012 with the LA Galaxy Insider

Here we are, the final post on the LA Galaxy Insider for 2012.

From January 1 to December 31, the year has flown by in a whirlwind 

Below are a few of my memorable moments of 2012....

*Breaking the story of David Beckham's return to the LA Galaxy in January during my time with my previous outlet Soccer By Ives.

*The incredible atmosphere during the CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinals First Leg at the Sky Dome in Toronto and subsquently filing a story while standing on a tarmac.

*Trips to exotic locales like El Salvador, Puerto Rico and Portland.

*Conversations with members of the LA Galaxy staff, but most importantly the communications team. 

*Watching David Beckham's remarkable two goals during LA's exciting 5-3 victory against the Portland Timbers in July. The first goal was my personal pick for LA Galaxy goal of the year.

*Then being in the stadium several days later as Jose Villarreal bagged his first professional goal with a tying strike against Vancouver Whitecaps FC. 

*The Western Conference Semifinal series against the San Jose Earthquakes

*Telling the inspirational stories of Rafael Garcia's son Izzy and Jose Villarreal's rise from Inglewood kid to LA Galaxy Homegrown Player. 

*The intensity at The Home Depot Center during MLS Cup after Omar Gonzalez's tying goal. 

*My appearances for Time Warner Cable SportsNet. 

*The ability to interview David Beckham on camera after his annoucement that he was leaving the club. 

*Talking to LA Galaxy supporters and other fans of MLS about the beautiful game and the ways to improve this website.

*But most importantly, the ability to hold the position as the LA Galaxy Insider and report about the club on a daily basis. 

2013 promises to be another great year and I want to extend my appreciation to each one of the readers, who have made this beat possible.