David Beckham was single-handedly responsible for setting the MLS on its current growth trajectory.
Before his arrival the league was suffering from dwindling attendances, clubs going out of business, and poor quality of play.
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Beckham changed all that, making the LA Galaxy a recognisable name to European football fans and paving the way for other former Euro-stars such as Frank Lampard and Thierry Henry to make the jump across the Atlantic.
Here’s a look at some clips from 2012 – his final season in the Galaxy’s colours.