Beckham proud of role in helping boost MLS

Since the former England captain with his global celebrity status joined the Galaxy in 2007, Major League Soccer (MLS) has grown significantly and become much better known in the soccer world.

"This sport now has the foundation of becoming much bigger here over the next 10, 20 years," Beckham told reporters at the Home Depot Center on Tuesday, a day after announcing his decision to leave the Galaxy after six seasons with the club.

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