CARSON, California, EE.UU. (AP) — Luego de seis temporadas como el rostro de la MLS en el mundo, David Beckham cree que nadie debería de dudar que la lige profesional de Estados Unidos se encuentra en un primer nivel.

En realidad, lo que le molesta al mediocampista inglés es el uso de la palabra "soccer".

"Incluso después de seis años, aún no me acostumbro a decir soccer", dijo Beckham el jueves con una sonrisa. "Aún hay momentos en que digo fútbol". Para mí, siempre será fútbol, pero me he tenido que adaptar con los años. Creo que no lo he hecho tan mal, al menos en el último año".

Aunque se despedirá del Galaxy de Los Angeles después de la final de la liga del sábado, Beckham planea tener un papel activo en el crecimiento de la MLS de manera indefinida. Empezó sus últimos días de competencia en el uniforme del Galaxy con una sesión de entrenamiento para el último partido de los campeones vigentes ante el Dynamo de Houston.

Beckham aún no ha dicho cúal será su próximo club, y esquivó referirse a los rumores que le vinculan a lugares tan diversos que van desde Sydney hasta Mónaco. Pero reiteró su compromiso con la MLS, tanto como un futuro dueño de equipo y para apoyar al fútbol estadounidense.

Se declaró convencido de que la oleada de estrellas internacionales en la liga seguirá en aumento.

También contó que se encargó de mencionarle al delantero Robbie Keane las virtudes de la MLS antes de que el irlandés se uniera al Galaxy el año pasado. Y contempla ayudar al Galaxy en la búsqueda de su reemplazo para la próxima temporada.

"Cuando llegué aquí me comprometí con este equipo y me comprometí para que la liga creciera", dijo Beckham. "Sólo porque ya no juegue aquí después del fin de semana, no quiere decir que mi compromiso ha cambiado. Hare lo que sea para mantener a jugadores como Robbie Keane y Thierry Henry viniendo a la liga. Cualquier cosa que yo pueda hacer en ese sentido, las haré".

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    Paris Saint-Germain's midfielder David Beckham from England, watches supporters as he celebrates PSG's French League One title, at the Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, Saturday, May 18, 2013. This match was his final home game for Paris Saint-Germain before retirement. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's David Beckham, left, along with teammates Lucas Da Silva, center, and Thiago Silva hold their trophy after winning their French League One soccer match against Brest, at Parc des Princes Stadium, in Paris, Saturday, May 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's David Beckham is tossed in the air by his teammates at the end of their French League One soccer match against Brest, at Parc des Princes Stadium, in Paris, Saturday, May 18, 2013. Beckham went out in a burst of fireworks and cheers Saturday in his final home game for Paris Saint-Germain before retirement. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's David Beckham waves to the crowd at the end of his team's French League One soccer match against Brest, at Parc des Princes Stadium, in Paris, Saturday, May 18, 2013. Beckham went out in a burst of fireworks and cheers Saturday in his final home game for Paris Saint-Germain before retirement. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

  • Paris Saint Germain's midfielder David Beckham from England, waves as he leaves the field, during his French League One soccer match against Brest, at the Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, Saturday, May 18, 2013. Paris Saint-Germain hopes to strike a deal with David Beckham in the next two weeks in which the former England captain will work with the French club after retirement, possibly in an ambassadorial role. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

  • Paris Saint Germain's midfielder David Beckham from England, hugs Paris Saint Germain's coach Carlo Ancelotti, as he leaves the field, during his French League One soccer match against Brest, at the Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, Saturday, May 18, 2013. Paris Saint-Germain hopes to strike a deal with David Beckham in the next two weeks in which the former England captain will work with the French club after retirement, possibly in an ambassadorial role. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

  • Paris Saint Germain's midfielder David Beckham from England, cries as he leaves the field, during his French League One soccer match against Brest, at the Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, Saturday, May 18, 2013. Paris Saint-Germain hopes to strike a deal with David Beckham in the next two weeks in which the former England captain will work with the French club after retirement, possibly in an ambassadorial role. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

  • Victoria Beckham with her daughter Harper arrives prior to Paris Saint-Germain's French League One soccer match against Brest, at Parc des Princes Stadium, in Paris, Saturday, May 18, 2013. Paris Saint-Germain hopes to strike a deal with her husband David Beckham in the next two weeks in which the former England captain will work with the French club after retirement, possibly in an ambassadorial role. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

  • Paris Saint Germain's midfielder David Beckham from England, runs with the ball during his French League One soccer match against Brest, at the Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, Saturday, May 18, 2013. Paris Saint-Germain hopes to strike a deal with David Beckham in the next two weeks in which the former England captain will work with the French club after retirement, possibly in an ambassadorial role. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

  • Paris Saint Germain's midfielder David Beckham from England, adjusts his hair during his French League One soccer match against Brest, at the Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, Saturday, May 18, 2013. Paris Saint-Germain hopes to strike a deal with David Beckham in the next two weeks in which the former England captain will work with the French club after retirement, possibly in an ambassadorial role. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

  • Paris Saint Germain's midfielder David Beckham from England, right, celebrates after Paris Saint Germain's forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic from Sweden, left, scores during their French League One soccer match against Brest, at the Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, Saturday, May 18, 2013. Paris Saint-Germain hopes to strike a deal with David Beckham in the next two weeks in which the former England captain will work with the French club after retirement, possibly in an ambassadorial role. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

  • Paris Saint Germain's midfielder David Beckham from England, right, celebrates with Paris Saint Germain's forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic from Sweden, center, and Paris Saint Germain's midfielder Blaise Matudi, during their French League One soccer match against Brest, at the Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, Saturday, May 18, 2013. Paris Saint-Germain hopes to strike a deal with David Beckham in the next two weeks in which the former England captain will work with the French club after retirement, possibly in an ambassadorial role. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

  • Paris Saint Germain's midfielder David Beckham from England, right, celebrates after Paris Saint Germain's forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic from Sweden, unseen, scores during their French League One soccer match against Brest, at the Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, Saturday, May 18, 2013. Paris Saint-Germain hopes to strike a deal with David Beckham in the next two weeks in which the former England captain will work with the French club after retirement, possibly in an ambassadorial role. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

  • Paris Saint Germain's midfielder David Beckham from England, right, celebrates with his teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic from Sweden, center right, midfielder Blaise Matudi, center left, and defender Mamadou Sakho, left, during their French League One soccer match against Brest, at the Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, Saturday, May 18, 2013. Paris Saint-Germain hopes to strike a deal with David Beckham in the next two weeks in which the former England captain will work with the French club after retirement, possibly in an ambassadorial role. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

  • Paris Saint Germain's midfielder David Beckham from England, right, celebrates with his teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic from Sweden, center right, midfielder Blaise Matudi, center left, and defender Mamadou Sakho, left, during their French League One soccer match against Brest, at the Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, Saturday, May 18, 2013. Paris Saint-Germain hopes to strike a deal with David Beckham in the next two weeks in which the former England captain will work with the French club after retirement, possibly in an ambassadorial role. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

  • Paris Saint Germain's midfielder David Beckham from England, right, celebrates after Paris Saint Germain's forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic from Sweden, left, scores during their French League One soccer match against Brest, at the Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, Saturday, May 18, 2013. Paris Saint-Germain hopes to strike a deal with David Beckham in the next two weeks in which the former England captain will work with the French club after retirement, possibly in an ambassadorial role. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

  • Paris Saint Germain's midfielder David Beckham's wife Victoria Beckham and her daughter Harper, arrive to attend the French League One soccer match between PSG and Brest, at the Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, Saturday, May 18, 2013. Paris Saint-Germain hopes to strike a deal with David Beckham in the next two weeks in which the former England captain will work with the French club after retirement, possibly in an ambassadorial role. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

  • Paris Saint Germain's midfielder David Beckham from England, waves during a training session prior to his French League One soccer match against Brest, at the Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, Saturday, May 18, 2013. Paris Saint-Germain hopes to strike a deal with David Beckham in the next two weeks in which the former England captain will work with the French club after retirement, possibly in an ambassadorial role. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

  • Paris Saint Germain's midfielder David Beckham's wife Victoria Beckham and her daughter Harper, arrive to attend the French League One soccer match between PSG and Brest, at the Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, Saturday, May 18, 2013. Paris Saint-Germain hopes to strike a deal with David Beckham in the next two weeks in which the former England captain will work with the French club after retirement, possibly in an ambassadorial role. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's English midfielder David Beckham sits on the bench after being substituted during the French L1 football match between Paris St Germain and Brest on May 18, 2013 at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 18: David Beckham of PSG in action during the Ligue 1 match between Paris Saint-Germain FC and Stade Brestois 29 at Parc des Princes on May 18, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic (C) celebrates with Paris Saint-Germain's English midfielder David Beckham after scoring during a French L1 football match between Paris St Germain and Brest on May 18, 2013 at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's English midfielder David Beckham (R) is greeted by French defender Zoumana Camara as he leaves the pitch during a French L1 football match between Paris St Germain and Brest on May 18, 2013 at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's English midfielder David Beckham rues a missed chance during a French L1 football match between Paris St Germain and Brest on May 18, 2013 at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's English midfielder David Beckham (C) is thrown into the air after the French L1 football match between Paris St Germain and Brest on May 18, 2013 at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 18: Thiago Silva lifts the Ligue 1 trophy after the Ligue 1 match between Paris Saint-Germain FC and Stade Brestois 29 at Parc des Princes on May 18, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's English midfielder David Beckham arrives on pitch prior to the start of a French L1 football match between Paris St Germain and Brest on May 18, 2013 at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's English midfielder David Beckham arrives on pitch prior to the start of a French L1 football match between Paris St Germain and Brest on May 18, 2013 at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's English midfielder David Beckham runs during a French L1 football match between Paris St Germain and Brest on May 18, 2013 at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's English midfielder David Beckham (C) waves with his sons Romeo (L) and Cruz after the trophy ceremony for the French league title after the French L1 football match between Paris St Germain and Brest on May 18, 2013 at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's English midfielder David Beckham (C) waves with his son Romeo after the trophy ceremony for the French league title after the French L1 football match between Paris St Germain and Brest on May 18, 2013 at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's English midfielder David Beckham (R) holds up a trophy during the ceremony for the French league title after the French L1 football match between Paris St Germain and Brest on May 18, 2013 at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's English midfielder David Beckham walks off the pitch after the French L1 football match between Paris St Germain and Brest on May 18, 2013 at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's English midfielder David Beckham (R) shakes hands with Brest's French midfielder Tripy Makonda after the French L1 football match between Paris St Germain and Brest on May 18, 2013 at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's English midfielder David Beckham reacts during the French L1 football match between Paris St Germain and Brest on May 18, 2013 at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic (C) celebrates with Paris Saint-Germain's English midfielder David Beckham after scoring during a French L1 football match between Paris St Germain and Brest on May 18, 2013 at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic (C) celebrates with Paris Saint-Germain's English midfielder David Beckham after scoring during a French L1 football match between Paris St Germain and Brest on May 18, 2013 at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's English midfielder David Beckham walks during a French L1 football match between Paris St Germain and Brest on May 18, 2013 at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic (C) celebrates with Paris Saint-Germain's English midfielder David Beckham after scoring during a French L1 football match between Paris St Germain and Brest on May 18, 2013 at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 18: David Beckham of PSG waves to his family during the Ligue 1 match between Paris Saint-Germain FC and Stade Brestois 29 at Parc des Princes on May 18, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's English midfielder David Beckham warms up at the start of a French L1 football match between Paris St Germain and Brest on May 18, 2013 at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's English midfielder David Beckham gives a thumbs up during a French L1 football match between Paris St Germain and Brest on May 18, 2013 at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 18: David Beckham of PSG in action during the Ligue 1 match between Paris Saint-Germain FC and Stade Brestois 29 at Parc des Princes on May 18, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic (C) celebrates with David Beckham after scoring during a French L1 football match between Paris St Germain and Brest on May 18, 2013 at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's English midfielder David Beckham (R) celebrates a goal by Paris Saint-Germain's French midfielder Blaise Matuidi during a French L1 football match between Paris St Germain and Brest on May 18, 2013 at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's English midfielder David Beckham (C) adjusts his captains armband during a French L1 football match between Paris St Germain and Brest on May 18, 2013 at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 18: PSG line up during the Ligue 1 match between Paris Saint-Germain FC and Stade Brestois 29 at Parc des Princes on May 18, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's English midfielder David Beckham celebrates a goal during a French L1 football match between Paris St Germain and Brest on May 18, 2013 at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's English midfielder David Beckham runs during a French L1 football match between Paris St Germain and Brest on May 18, 2013 at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's English midfielder David Beckham runs with the ball during a French L1 football match between Paris St Germain and Brest on May 18, 2013 at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's English midfielder David Beckham waves before a French L1 football match between Paris St Germain and Brest on May 18, 2013 at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)