“David not only took our franchise to another level, but he took our sport to another level. It has been an honor and privilege to be a part of his world, and more importantly, to have him be a part of ours,” Leiweke said.
Beckham helped grow the sport in the US, but his time in southern California has not been without controversy.
He has had run-ins with fans before. His loans to European teams, which caused him to miss parts of MLS seasons, angered some Los Angeles fans who displayed their dislike with signs at games that said: “Go home fraud,” and “Part-time player.”