Beckham makes his return to L.A. Galaxy

CARSON, Calif. — David Beckham reported Thursday to the Los Angeles Galaxy's training camp, two weeks late following an extended stay to train with Tottenham.

Following an injury-riddled year, which saw him miss the World Cup and a majority of the MLS campaign because of a torn left Achilles' tendon, Beckham was clear about his desire to go somewhere this offseason where he could work on his fitness.

Beckham received the blessings of Galaxy chief executive Tim Leiweke and coach Bruce Arena to join Tottenham. Unable to secure a loan with the club, Beckham was prevented from suiting up for games and relegated to strictly practice.

"I could have been sitting on the beach somewhere, which obviously was an option," said the 35-year-old Beckham. "But at my age, and at this stage in my career, I can't afford to take three months holiday."

Now back with the Galaxy, Beckham said he is in great shape as he attempts to develop a rapport with his teammates.

Beckham is entering the final year of the five-year, $32.5 million deal he signed upon joining the Galaxy, leaving his future up in the air.

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