Los Angeles Soccer: George Calombaris
It's all Becks all the time around Melbourne, where the Galaxy are readying for the final game on their postseason tour of Asia and Australia.
There's the story of the mother at Royal Children's Hospital, which David Beckham visited Monday, who asked the English superstar for a kiss -- and got one.
Or the celebrity chef who set a special menu for his restaurant and made a personal appearance to meet Beckham, who decided to dine elsewhere. (Or did he?)
Beckham (and his teammates, we imagine, although most of the press suggests he's a solo act) has been busy since touching down Sunday in Melbourne, causing frenzies at the airport and in a visit to a high school, spending an hour with kids and their families at the hospital, meeting Australian Rules football star Marc Murphy, making exciting dinner plans and repeating to the Australian media what he's told everyone all year: That he hasn't decided what's next and won't decide until the season's over.
The season ends with the game late Monday night -- well, early Tuesday morning, 12:30 a.m. -- Pacific time against the A-League's Melbourne Victory in front of an expected crowd of 40,000 at Etihad Stadium.
No clue if it's Beckham's last game for the Galaxy.
“I wanted to end this season with a championship, and we did that, then I wanted some time on this tour to be able to celebrate it,” Beckham told media in Melbourne. “I haven’t actually started thinking about it yet. Once I get some down time, then I’ll start thinking what’s going to be best.
“I'm going to spend some time with the family, have a good Christmas.”