Beckham helps Galaxy to final

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David Beckham had a hand in both goals as the Los Angeles Galaxy beat the New York Red Bulls 2-1 to book their place in the MLS Western Conference final. The Galaxy led going into the game after a 1-0 win in the first leg and they finished the job at the Home Depot Center in LA.

Luke Rodgers levelled the aggregate scores in the fourth minute when he put the Red Bulls ahead, but Mike Magee headed in a trademark Beckham corner to make it 1-1 before half-time, and then Landon Donovan sealed the win with a penalty won by the former England captain. The Galaxy will have home advantage when they face Real Salt Lake in Sunday's final.