"I'm really grateful to the LA Galaxy and AC Milan for making this dream deal happen. It allows me to play for AC Milan and the LA Galaxy in the same year, and also to continue my commitment to
develop soccer in the United States, which is something I am passionate about. My family is happy and settled and will remain in LA. The perfect result for 2009 would be for me to help Milan to reach
the Champions League and for the LA Galaxy to make the playoffs and win the MLS Cup playoffs."
-- David Beckham
's statement via a Los Angeles Galaxy press release on a
settlement in the tug-of-war with AC Milan that will bring the English midfielder back to MLS in July.