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David Beckham ready for MLS finale, but will always be supporter

David Beckham began his last few competitive days in a Los Angeles Galaxy uniform Thursday with a training session for the defending champions' final match against the Houston Dynamo.
David Beckham of the LA Galaxy speaks to the media during his press conference after training for the 2012 MLS Cup at The Home Depot Center on November 29, 2012 in Carson, California. (Harry How/Getty Images)

Although David Beckham is leaving the Los Angeles Galaxy after Saturday's Major League Soccer Cup, he plans to play a major role in the league's growth indefinitely.

Beckham began his last few competitive days in a Galaxy uniform Thursday with a training session for the defending champions' final match against the Houston Dynamo.

The former England captain says he nearly ended his Galaxy career last year after raising the trophy, but decided he still had unfinished business.

Beckham won't say where he plans to play next, but he reiterated his commitment to MLS, both as a future team owner and a supporter of North American soccer.

One part of MLS still bothers him: Even after six years, Beckham says he's still getting used to calling his sport soccer, not football.