LA Galaxy Vs. Houston Dynamo, MLS Cup 2011: David Beckham Back From Illness, Will Play

No surprise here, but David Beckham will play in the MLS Cup final on Sunday. He had missed training on Thursday and Friday for what Los Angeles Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena called a cold, but Arena repeatedly insisted he would play on Sunday. That seemed to be confirmed when Beckham trained on Saturday, making it abundantly clear that he will be out there for the Galaxy as they try to win their first MLS Cup since 2005.

Whether Beckham really had a cold or not is up for questioning. That a cold would keep him out of two days of training before the biggest match of the year does seem unlikely. Adding in that Beckham has battled a bad back all season and it's much more likely that Beckham had some problems with his back and calling it a cold was just a bit of gamesmanship by Arena. Whatever the truth is, the Galaxy will take to the field with Beckham on Sunday and really that is all that matter.

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