"David is a champion. I've been around great athletes and competitors in my life, and this guy is as good as it comes. Unbelievable desire to win. He's a great teammate, a great person. He's done it all in every country he's been in. What more can you say about a guy like this and what he's brought to this organization and this league in five years? He gutted it out tonight. He obviously wanted to be there."
-- Los Angeles Galaxy coach Bruce Arena on David Beckham after the Galaxy won the 2011 MLS title with a 1-0 win over the Houston Dynamo. (AP)