Grading Beckham’s first MLS season

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – David Beckham‘s first Major League Soccer season began with a blast of confetti, a series of speeches and irrepressible optimism amid a jostling scrum of international media on a sunny morning last July.

Season No. 1 ended on a windswept afternoon at Toyota Park on Sunday with a gnawing sense of what might have been for Beckham and the Los Angeles Galaxy. They now have a long offseason to reflect on what happened after failing to make the playoffs in a 1-0 loss to the Chicago Fire.

It’s also time to analyze Beckham’s impact since coming to MLS. The whirlwind period of his life saddled him with countless obstacles of a personal and professional nature, and it left him with an unforgettable experience as well as a sense of frustration.

“If David writes an autobiography at the end of his career, then this year will need to be a pretty big chapter,” Galaxy president Alexi Lalas said.

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