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Beckham controversy united LA Galaxy players

David Beckham believes the controversy surrounding his return to the LA Galaxy united the club. After the Los Angeles team made it through to the MLS Cup final with a 2-0 win over the Houston Dynamo, Beckham believes the whole saga involving his return from AC Milan, Landon Donovan's lack of commitment comments and abuse from fans has helped the club through to be on the brink of success.

"There's nothing wrong with a bit of controversy in a club, it brings players and teams together and it's done that," Beckham told ESPN in a post-match interview.

"I don't have to say anything about myself, I leave that down to other people to decide.

"I love playing soccer. I work hard for my teammates, myself, my manager, the fans and I hope that's enough for people."

Beckham added that the Galaxy thoroughly deserves to win the title when they take on Real Salt Lake on November 22 at Qwest Field.

"We want to win next week but reaching it is the biggest thing," he told the UK Press Association.

"We've done that, done the hard work and this team deserves it."

Andrew Slevison
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