Category: Society / December 4, 2012 10:40 AM EST
A chant of "thank you Beckham" rang out from L.A. Galaxy fans to David Beckham, as the crowd continued their celebration of the team's championship in Los Angeles on Monday (December 3).
"It's been a good few days. I want to thank you guys for the support you've given me over the last six years, maybe five or five and a half, it was a little bit of a dodgy patch, but apart from that, I want to thank you."
The entire Galaxy roster was in attendance at the same complex where they won their second successive MLS Cup on December 1 to express gratitude to their fans.
Beckham has been adamant that now is the right time for him to end his time as a player in MLS and enjoy one more challenge, with so far an unnamed team, before returning to MLS in an ownership role.
The league has enjoyed rising attendances during Beckham's six years as a player.