David Beckham wins the MLS Comeback Player of the Year Award

November 15th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS  

David Beckham Houston, Nov 15 (IANS) David Beckham has boosted his chances of representing England in the Euro 2012. The US Major League Soccer (MLS) announced Los Angeles Galaxy’s midfielder as the winner of the 2011 MLS Comeback Player of the Year.

The former England captain appeared in only seven league games in 2010 after injuring his Achilles tendon while on loan with AC Milan, but still managed 15 assists in the 2011 MLS regular season games - five better than his previous best in MLS of 10 in 2008, Xinhua reported.

Beckham’s career-high appearances in MLS (26) this year helped LA clinch their second consecutive Supporter’s Shield with the second-highest point total in league history (67).

One year after missing the 2010 World Cup in South Africa as well as most of the last MLS season through injury, the 36-year-old has helped lead the Galaxy back to the brink of an MLS Cup Championship on home turf. They will play the Houston Dynamo for the title, which would be Beckham’s first in MLS Nov 20.

Voting for the award was conducted among MLS management, media and players. Beckham narrowly edged out D.C. United’s forward Charlie Davies and Chicago Fire forward Dominic Oduro for the honour.

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