Beckham gets out of sick bed to help LA Galaxy beat FC Dallas
The English midfielder fell ill late last week and was close to not playing for the Galaxy but returned to the line-up to play around 80 minutes in the win which came courtesy of second-half goals from Juninho and Todd Dunivant.
"After an hour of sleep, throwing up all night it's never easy, but two of the kids are the same so I just got through it," he said.
"I think at the end of the day I played almost 80 minutes and I didn't feel great, but the important part was the three points."
Galaxy boss Bruce Arena commended Beckham for his efforts despite being well under the weather.
"David was a little sick," Arena said.
"There's a virus going around that he caught and for David to hang in there was outstanding. Showed great leadership on his part, he was not feeling well today."