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Galaxy's David Beckham wins comeback player honors

November 14, 2011 |  9:59 am

Galaxy midfielder David Beckham was named Major League Soccer's comeback player of the year on Monday.

A torn Achilles tendon limited Beckham to just seven MLS games in 2010, but he rebounded this season to play a career-high 26 MLS games, starting 25 of them. He also finished second in the league in assists, with 15.  

The Galaxy went 10-1-3 in games in which Beckham notched a goal or assist. Beckham also made the MLS First XI, the league's postseason all-star team.

MLS club representatives, media and players voted on the award. D.C. United forward Charlie Davies and Chicago Fire forward Dominic Oduro were among the other finalists.

Beckham will lead the Galaxy into the MLS Cup final Sunday at the Home Depot Center.


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Photo: David Beckham. Credit: Pedro Armestre / AFP / Getty Images