In pictures: David Beckham’s first season in MLS

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22nd, October 2007

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Hope you enjoy our photo essay of Becks’s first season in LA…
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A David Beckham mural is seen in the window of New York’s Adidas Sport Performance Store on July 12, 2007.


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Beckham and New Orleans Saints star Reggie Bush swap kits as they launch the new LA Galaxy strip on July 11, 2007 in Carson, California.
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Becks is offically announced as an LA Galaxy player at the Home Depot Stadium on July 13,2007 in Carson, California.
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Taking a break from training for the first time with his Los Angeles Galaxy teammates on July 16, 2007 at the Home Depot Center.
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A stand with Beckham shirts on sale during the World Series of Football match between the Suwon Samsung Bluewings and Tigres UANL at the Home Depot Center on July 21, 2007.
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Surrounded by media cameras as he starts the game on the bench against Chelsea during the World Series of Football match at the Home Depot Center on July 21, 2007.
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Sharing a joke with former Manchester United team-mate Phil Neville as they watch the SuperLiga match between Los Angeles Galaxy and Pachuca at The Home Depot Centre on July 24, 2007.
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CD Chivas fans pose for a photo with a Beckham cardboard cutout dressed in a Chivas strip, after Chivas defeated the Galaxy 2-1 in their SuperLiga match at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on July 28, 2007.
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A Toronto fan holds up a sign taunting Beckham as the Galaxy take on Toronto FC at BMO Field on August 5, 2007.
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Standing to attention during the US National Anthem before taking on the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium on August 12, 2007 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Becks sat out the game with an ankle injury.
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A banner with Beckham’s image covers a corner of the Home Depot Center during the SuperLiga match between D.C. United and the Los Angeles Galaxy on August 15, 2007.
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Joking with a young player at the Harlem Youth Soccer Clinic at Jacob Schiff Field on August 17, 2007.
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Beckham fans cheer as the Galaxy take on the New York Red Bulls at Giants Stadium on August 18, 2007.
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Taking a free kick against the New York Red Bulls at Giants Stadium on August 18, 2007.
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Being held back by team-mate Edson Buddle as he confronts Jesse Marsch of Chivas USA. Chivas USA won 3-0.
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Fans of the Colorado Rapids hold up signs showing their displeasure that soccer superstar Beckham did not travel with his Galaxy teammates for the MLS game against the Colorado Rapids at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on August 26, 2007.
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Laid out on the field after being tackled against Pachuca in the SuperLiga final on August 29, 2007 at the Home Depot Center.
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Taking a corner kick against the Chicago Fire on October 21, 2007 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois. The Fire defeated the Galaxy 1-0 and put an end to its play-off hopes.
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  1. sweeper says:

    Very nice collage, and accurate, no more than four of those photos actually portrayed him in uniform, on the pitch. Maybe there should have been a photo of a BA airplane, to represent aggravating his injury when traveling back to the motherland, which disabled his ability to actually play more stateside.:)

  2. I wanted to see Beckham played for Chivas USA, would be one of the most interesting fantasies never realised in the history of futebol.

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