Beckham and Henry on MLS Best XI for the 1st time

David Beckham has been selected for the MLS Best XI for the

first time, joining Los Angeles Galaxy teammates Landon Donovan,

Omar Gonzalez and Todd Dunivant.

In the final season of a $32.5 million, five-year contract,

Beckham set his MLS highs in starts (26) and assists (15) as the

Galaxy finished with the league’s best regular-season record.

French forward Thierry Henry also made the list after scoring 14

goals for the New York Red Bulls in his first full MLS season.

Donovan was selected for the fourth straight time and fifth

overall after scoring a team-high 12 goals for the Galaxy. Gonzalez

made the list for the second consecutive year.

Midfielders Brek Shea of Dallas and Brad Davis of Houston were

first-time picks

Seattle’s Kasey Keller, in his final season before retirement,

was the top goalkeeper. Others picked were Real Salt Lake defender

Jamison Olave, D.C. United midfielder Dwayne De Rosario and San

Jose forward Chris Wondolowski.