But the Galaxy responded five minutes before the break through skipper Landon Donovan to take a deserved share of the points in what was an exhilarating contest.
Beckham said that the fight the side showed was something to be proud of whilst describing the fixture as a 'good advertisement for the game'.
"Their goal kind of knocked us off-balance for a while," Beckham said. "But we showed character to get back in the game.
"It was a good game of soccer. Both teams passed the ball around well, both teams penetrated.
"The last 10 minutes obviously they were going for the draw but I think overall it was a very good advertisement for the game in this country and it's nice to play in games like that."