David Beckham has been welcomed back by his LA Galaxy teammates.

The 34-year old star returned from a five-month loan deal in Italy with AC Milan and is expected to be on the pitch against New York tomorrow.

New teammate Alecko Eskandarian was surprised at just how good the former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder is up close.

"He caught me flat-footed on a pass," Eskandarian said.

"He's obviously a quality passer and he sees plays ahead. He looked great."

Fellow midfielder Chris Klein was also pleased to have Beckham back in a Galaxy jersey.

"He fits right in," Klein said. "He's a world-class player we're adding to this team, and at this point of the season it's very good."