LA Galaxy coach Bruce Arena hailed David Beckham's performance in their MLS playoffs win over New York Red Bulls.

Manchester United and Real Madrid legend Beckham was immense in the tense match-up.

"He's a player with an unbelievable desire to win and compete," Arena said. "When we got down a goal, David helped pick up the team. His energy in the second half and earning the penalty it was all David. David, I think, was an inspiration to our team."