David Beckham wins MLS title with LA Galaxy

David Beckham's Los Angeles Galaxy beat Houston 1-0 on Sunday to win Major League Soccer's MLS Cup, giving the English superstar the Hollywood ending he sought to his ground-breaking Galaxy deal. After David Beckham finally got his hands on the MLS Cup, the La Galaxy midfielder's achievement has been hailed by a gleeful American press as part fairytale, part redemption, part watershed, part destiny and part, well, part cup final won by the best team.

The Galaxy's leading man has still to decide whether to extend his stay in California, but his performance had all the hallmarks of a final act. Beckham, 36, and Robbie Keane combined to set up Landon Donovan for the only goal in Sunday's final to win his first silverware in America. The former England captain's Galaxy contract expires next month.

The title could mark the culmination of Beckham’s MLS career, as his five-year contract with the league expires next month. The 36-year-old Beckham, who became one of the world’s top soccer stars while playing for England’s Manchester United and Real Madrid in Spain, said he hasn’t decided on his future. Former Spurs star Robbie Keane, who joined in August, set up Donovan's strike which gave Galaxy their third MLS title and first since 2005.

Beckham and other big name stars are exempt fron the league's salary cap in a bid to attract stars and fans and investment to the sport in the country. Last night was the first time it had demonstrably paid off.

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