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Garber delighted with LA Galaxy, Beckham performance

MLS Commissioner Don Garber was delighted that one of the competition's most popular teams was able to find success on the field this season and make the play-offs.

LA Galaxy, one of the largest markets for MLS, have had a brilliant season on-field, led by the return of drawcard David Beckham and the fact they qualified for the 2009 MLS Cup final was a huge boost for the sport.

"Obviously, It's hard to say that you prefer to have one team over another and still keep your job as commissioner, but I certainly look at what other leagues have been able to achieve when their most popular teams in their largest markets with their largest fan bases get into their championships, envious when you see the Yankees and Red Sox and the New York Giants and the Cowboys and the Lakers who seem to consistently be in their most important events," Garber said.

"So it's good to have a team like L.A. with David Beckham and Landon [Donovan] and a guy like Bruce [Arena] in the championship game."

The Galaxy meet Real Salt Lake in the MLS Cup final on November 22 at Qwest Field.

Andrew Slevison
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