David Beckham Still Considering Return to MLS Next Season


Los Angeles Galaxy fans can breathe easy, for now.

Beloved star David Beckham says he is considering staying with the MLS next season after his five-year contract ends this year.

"Yeah, there's a chance," Beckham said on Tuesday in Toronto, according to The Associated Press. "I haven't made any decision about what I'm going to do after this year. I think it's important that I just concentrate on my play this year.

"I feel fit, I feel good in games, I feel as if I'm performing well. I need to continue that and then in a few months I'll think about what I want to do at the end of the day."

Beckham even appeared on late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live last Thursday, explaining that he has adjusted to life in Los Angeles, and so has his family.

The Englishman, turning 36 next month, has also expressed major interest in playing in the 2012 Olympics in London.

"I think it'd be something that I'd like to be involved in, and I'd like to be involved in as a player," Beckham said. "But we'll have to wait and see. That's a year away yet. So we'll see. I'll enjoy the rest of this season, you know we're only five games in.

"So I'll enjoy this season and then in the future, we'll see. It's going to be a busy year."

Beckham's career with the Galaxy has been filled with injuries, but coach Bruce Arena believes this season will be beneficial for the veteran midfielder.

"David's a very good player, a lot of experience and ability," Arena said. "And if healthy and fit and into it, he makes a difference each and every game. We're beginning to see that he's making progress.

"At 35, regardless of who you are, you're at the tail end of your career," Arena added. "But it doesn't mean that your career is over and you can't be a good player. David is still capable of producing game in and game out."

Beckham and wife, Victoria Beckham, are expecting their fourth child, a baby girl, this year. He even went onto talk baby names with Jimmy Kimmel while on his show. Beckham shared that one of his son's suggestions was "Justin Bieber."

"It's an exciting year for us as a family and an exciting year for me as a player as well," he said. "My family is always my No. 1 priority but being successful at my job and being successful as a soccer player has always been up there. I feel I can do both."

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