Los Angeles Galaxy head coach/general manager Bruce Arena is very clear that whatever happens with David Beckham a decision needs to be made. "We think it's best to come to a conclusion," Arena said speaking to mlsnet after practice. "Either David is going to stay or he is going to remain at AC Milan. In order for our team to move forward, for the league to move forward, it's best that we get a decision made as soon as possible.

"I think AC Milan understands where we're coming from and we understand the situation they are in and hopefully we can work something out over the next couple of days."

Arena wouldn't be drawn on if Beckham would return but was clear to explain that the beautiful game is not like basketball.

"Certainly you lose a great player," Arena said. "He brings a lot to the team, both on and off the field. However, this is a team sport, and it's not like basketball where one player can make such a difference on the team. There's 11 players and we have a bunch of good players. With David, without David, we're optimistic that we are going to have a good team this year."

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