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David Beckham's MLS legacy grows

Of all that was expected of him with the Galaxy, the icon's checklist is near complete

Updated: November 2, 2011, 8:38 PM ET
By Scott French | Special to ESPNLosAngeles.com

CARSON, Calif. -- The fanfare that greeted David Beckham's arrival in Los Angeles not quite 4 1/2 years ago was deafening, amplified by talk of that $250 million contract (hardly!), the Hollywood pals popping up in Home Depot Center's private boxes (Tom and Katie!) and the paparazzi clicking away at late-night treks to In-N-Out Burger.

The expectations accompanying the English superstar's signing with the Los Angeles Galaxy were even bigger, painting him as a savior for American soccer who ...

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