Beckham not looking beyond play-offs
David Beckham is not thinking about whether his five-year stint with Los Angeles Galaxy is nearing an end because he says he is too busy trying to win his first Major League Soccer title.
"I haven't even thought about what's next," said Beckham, after Galaxy defeated New York Red Bulls 2-1 to advance to the MLS semi-finals. "Right now, I'm just thinking about the moment and winning a championship."
Beckham's contract with Galaxy is ending soon and the club have been to the semi-finals twice in the last two years, losing both times.
They will battle Real Salt Lake tomorrow at the Home Depot Center stadium in south Los Angeles.
The side have 13 wins, no losses and five draws at home this season, but Sunday's match will be their third in eight days.
"The challenge for all teams left in the competition is fatigue, injuries, suspensions," said Galaxy coach Bruce Arena. "It's difficult. It's a lot of games in a short period of time and a lot of travel."
Beckham set up the first Galaxy goal in the 42nd minute, sending a perfectly-placed corner kick in front of the New York goal for Mike Magee to head past goalkeeper Frank Rost to make it 1-1. American Landon Donovan scored the winner with a penalty in the 74th minute.
"We started off badly. It wasn't what we planned," Beckham said. "The way we adjusted ourselves showed the character of this team."