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LA Galaxy's Beckham keeping 2012 options open

David Beckham admits he will consider playing on with LA Galaxy next season. The 35-year old star midfielder's current MLS contract finishes at the end of the 2011 season but he has made it clear that he will not close the door on perhaps playing again.

Ahead of Wednesday night's clash with Toronto FC at BMO Field, the former Manchester United and Real Madrid star admitted that he will consider another season.

"I haven't made any decision about what I'm going to do after this year," he said.

"At the end of the day, I am 35 years old, I'll be 36 in May and I'm getting older, so I'll need to see how my body feels at the end of the season, and if I feel that I can perform and continue, then I will continue.

"In a few months I will think about what I want to do and [decide]," he added. "I still love the game like I did when I was 21 years old and I still feel fit. I look after myself."

And Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena was convinced that Beckham is in good enough shape to go around again.

"Certainly, if David stays healthy there's no reason to believe he can't continue to play," said Arena. "David's a very good player (with) a lot of experience and ability.

"If healthy and fit and into it, he makes a difference each and every game."

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