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David Beckham wins 2nd MLS title as LA Galaxy beat Houston Dynamo 3-1

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David Beckham salutes the fans as he walks off the pitch after the Los Angeles Galaxy beat Houston Dynamo 3-1 in the Major League Soccer (MLS) Cup, December 1, 2012 in Carson,.California.

2012 MLS Cup - Houston Dynamo v Los Angeles Galaxy

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Head coach Bruce Arena and Landon Donovan #10 of Los Angeles Galaxy celebrate the 3-1 victory against the Houston Dynamo to win the 2012 MLS Cup.

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David Beckham #23 and Mike Magee #18 of Los Angeles Galaxy celebrate in the second half agaisnt the Houston Dynamo in the 2012 MLS Cup.

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Calen Carr #3 of Houston Dynamo scores a goal against Tommy Meyer #21 of Los Angeles Galaxy in the first half in the 2012 MLS Cup.

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David Beckham #23 of Los Angeles Galaxy is seen in the first half against the Houston Dynamo in the 2012 MLS Cup.


Landon Donovan scored the tiebreaking goal on a penalty kick in the 65th minute, and David Beckham left MLS as a two-time champion with the Los Angeles Galaxy's 3-1 victory over the Houston Dynamo in the MLS Cup on Saturday.

Omar Gonzalez tied it in the 61st minute with a long header for the Galaxy, who defended their title in a rematch of last season's championship game.

With a stirring second-half surge capped by Robbie Keane's goal on another penalty kick in injury time, Los Angeles won its fourth MLS Cup, tying D.C. United for the MLS record.

The Galaxy also gave an appropriate farewell to Beckham, the 37-year-old English midfielder who transformed the league and his team over six seasons in Los Angeles. Beckham will play elsewhere in the new year before eventually returning to MLS as a team owner, but he hasn't disclosed his immediate plans.

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David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy battles Brad Evans #3 of the Seattle Sounders FC during Leg 2 of the Western Conference Championship at CenturyLink Field on November 18, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. The Galaxy defeated the Sounders 2-1, winning the aggregate playoff 4-2.

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Members of the Los Angeles Galaxy celebrate after defeating the Seattle Sounders 2-1, winning the aggregate playoff 4-2 during Leg 2 of the Western Conference Championship at CenturyLink Field on November 18, 2012 in Seattle, Washington.

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Robbie Keane #7 of the Los Angeles Galaxy hoists the Western Conference Championship trophy after defeating the Seattle Sounders FC 2-1, winning the aggregate playoff 4-2 during Leg 2 of the Western Conference Championship at CenturyLink Field on November 18, 2012 in Seattle, Washington.

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Rapper Snoop Lion attends "Reincarnated" premiere during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 7, 2012 in Toronto, Canada.

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Musician Snoop Dogg (aka Snoop Lion) attends the adidas Originals By Originals David Beckham By James Bond Collection Launch on September 30, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.

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Celtic fans display a banner during the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Dundee on September 22, 2012 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Celtic fans display a banner during the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Dundee on September 22, 2012 in Glasgow, Scotland.


As the L.A. Galaxy heads to the MLS Cup for the second year in a row, Snoop Dogg (aka Snoop Lion) tells a Scottish newspaper that he's interested in Celtic F.C. investment opportunities and would look to sign his pal David Beckham.

First, the final. The Galaxy lost a Sunday night showdown in Seattle but won the aggregate victory over the Sounders in the Western Conference Finals. The L.A. team will defend its title when it faces Houston again.

KPCC's Ashley Bailey spoke with the voice of the L.A. Galaxy — broadcaster Joe Tutino — who said he expects the rematch to be a challenge, and that he wouldn't be surprised if tickets for the Dec. 1 MLS cup are sold out by Thanksgiving. 

"I don't think this is going to be easy by any stretch of the imagination. You know, Landon Donovan has been dealing with a hamstring, Edson Buddel’s had some knee issues, David [Beckham] has been dealing with some ankle issues so this team is walking wounded right now, so hopefully they’ll be all healed and ready to go.”

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El Camino Real High School soccer player a victim of 'targeted' killing

Francisco Rodriguez fatally shot in Winnetka

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Witnesses say a teenage girl is responsible for the fatal shooting of an El Camino Real High School soccer player that occurred Wednesday night outside the victim's home in Winnetka, according to AP.

17-year-old Francisco Javier Rodriguez Jr. received a knock at the door around 6:10 p.m. and walked outside where he was shot three times by a teenage girl, say witnesses. 

The killing was not a random act, according to investigators, though no possible motive or official suspect description has been released.

"This was not a random shooting. This was definitely targeted toward a specific individual," said LAPD Det. Dave Peteque, reports KTLA.

Rodriguez, who went by the nickname "Pancho," was a varsity soccer team goalkeeper, and had just returned home from a game against Taft High School. The match ended in a tie, and no altercations were reported by students.

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