Superstar midfielder David Beckham has re-signed for an additional two years with the Los Angeles Galaxy. Beckham has spent the last five years playing with the team, and in 2011 helped bring them their first MLS cup since 2005. In a news conference Thursday (January 19) at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, Beckham told reporters that his decision to remain in the United States playing for Galaxy hinged on the desires of his wife, Victoria Beckham, and their four children. watch
From Kobe Bryant to David Beckham, numerous star athletes get the home court advantage in California. Kobe helped his L.A. Lakers win the NBA Championship in 2010, while David and his Los Angeles Galaxy just won the MLS Cup on November 20. And there's no shortage of celebs on hand to cheer on Kobe and David -- the Lakers count Jack Nicholson, Jeremy Piven and Dustin Hoffman among their fans, while the Galaxy have hosted Katie Holmes, Eva Longoria and Jennifer Love Hewitt. watch
Robbie Rogers, Major League Soccer s first openly gay player, was expected to take part in his first game with the Los Angeles Galaxy on Sunday night.
The 26-year-old winger was introduced to the media a day earlier as the newest member of the Galaxy.
In February, Rogers revealed he was gay in a blog post, and simultaneously quit soccer.
I kept my secret because I thought I couldn t be both a soccer player and a gay athlete, Rogers said. watch