CHICAGO: David Beckham and the LA Galaxy were knocked out of playoff contention on Sunday when the Galaxy fell 1-0 to the Chicago Fire on the final day of Major League Soccer’s regular season.
The Galaxy, who had mounted a six-game unbeaten streak to keep their playoff hopes alive, needed a victory in order to advance to the eight-team championship playoffs of the 13-team league.
The Fire only needed a draw but managed to go one better with a 90th-minute goal to claim the last playoff spot, leaving English midfielder Beckham to lament the club’s early season struggles before his July arrival.
“We’ve had a good run, but obviously early season form is what has affected us more than anything,” Beckham said after the game. “We have to win games throughout the season instead of relying on the last five or six games to come back into it. But we’ve ended the season sort of on a high and we have to be positive about next season.” – AFP