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Ex-Man Utd ace Beckham played through MLS final for LA Galaxy with hamstring injury

David Beckham has revealed he played through Sunday's MLS Cup final with a hamstring injury which he sustained in training during the week.

The LA English veteran played a full 90 minutes as LA Galaxy defeated Houston Dynamo 1-0 to become 2011 MLS champions but he was not without his problems during the lead-up.

"The hamstring, I tore on Tuesday and I had a little bit of a cold Wednesday morning - which I actually did, funny enough," Beckham said in the postgame press conference.

"The hamstring was something I was disappointed about because I think we'd had three tough games in nine days and I felt great on that Tuesday, [but] pulled up short on Tuesday with the hamstring."

But Beckham said taking out the title - his eighth senior premiership in his career - makes all the pain worth it in the end.

"Being successful always feels good," Beckham added. "Proving people wrong feels even [better].

"I think people doubted us. We're the Galaxy, we're the biggest club in this country and this league, and we're proud tonight, we're proud to be a part of this."

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Andrew Slevison
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