A coup for MLS

LONDON (AP) -- One of soccer's top stars is coming to America. David Beckham is leaving Real Madrid at the end of the season to join the Los Angeles Galaxy. He's got a five-year deal with the Major League Soccer club.

The move was announced Thursday after talks with the Spanish club about extending the 31-year-old English midfielder's contract ended.

MLS recently changed its rules on salary caps, clearing the way for Beckham to sign a lucrative deal. British news reports put his Galaxy contract at $250 million.

Beckham has soccer academies in London and Los Angeles and his wife Victoria, a former Spice Girl, was recently photographed house hunting in LA.

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