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Landon Donovan and David Beckham lead LA Galaxy to MLS title

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Landon Donovan #10 of the Los Angeles Galaxy and his teammates celebrate with the Philip F. Anschutz Trophy after defeating the Houston Dynamo 1-0 in the 2011 MLS Cup at The Home Depot Center on November 20 in Carson, California.

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Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder David Beckham hugs an unidentified player after defeating Houston Dynamo in the MLS Cup.

The AP reports on LA Galaxy's 1-0 win over Houston Dynamo:

When David Beckham raised the MLS Cup amid the confetti and cacophony of the postgame celebration, the Galaxy felt justified in every expense and expectation of the experiment they started in 2007 with Beckham's groundbreaking move to America. In the final game of the English midfielder's contract, the high-priced, high-profile Galaxy were champions — MLS' best team all year long, and still dominant at the end.

"I've wanted to be successful for the Galaxy for five years, and tonight, I have that," Beckham said. Read more.