David Beckham is Back...
But is He Better Than Ever?

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He's been "on loan" to AC Milan for the past six months, but yesterday marked the return of soccer superstar David Beckham to United States Major League Soccer.

And while many were thrilled to have their beloved Becks back, many were so...not.

If you were at the L.A. Galaxy vs. New York Red Bulls game last night - like we were - you would have heard a lot of this, every time he had possession of the ball:

Boooo! Beckham, Go Home! Boooooo!

"I've had a lot more boos before in games,'' Beckham told the New Jersey Star Ledger after the game, where the Galaxy beat the Bulls 3-1. "It's sometimes nice to get the boos. It gives you inspiration.''

So, the reason for the total diss?

Many fans, and players, were not happy with the soccer celeb's decision to break from the Galaxy and play for AC Milan. (Reportedly, he did this to be able to play for England in the 2010 World Cup, long story...)

Of everyone, Galaxy teammate Landon Donovan was probably the most mad. In a tell-all book about Beckham, Donovan says Beckham skipped practices, showed up late, never acted like a team captain, and plain out never busted his butt for the team.

Becks disagrees. He told the New York Daily News on Wednesday he is completely committed to Major League Soccer, to the L.A. Galaxy, and to all of his fans. "If I didn't want to be here, I wouldn't. I'm a very committed person. My whole career, my whole life, is soccer."


David Beckham Returns To L.A. Galaxy

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JULY 16: David Beckham #23 of the LA Galaxy plays the ball against the New York Red Bulls at Giants Stadium in the Meadowlands on July 16, 2009 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Galaxy defeat the Red Bulls 3-1 (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for New York Red Bull) *** Local Caption *** David Beckham

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JULY 16: David Beckham #23 of the LA Galaxy looks on against the New York Red Bulls at Giants Stadium in the Meadowlands on July 16, 2009 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Galaxy defeat the Red Bulls 3-1 (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for New York Red Bull) *** Local Caption *** David Beckham

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JULY 16: David Beckham #23 of the LA Galaxy salutes the crowd after defeating the New York Red Bulls 3-1 at Giants Stadium in the Meadowlands on July 16, 2009 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Galaxy defeat the Red Bulls 3-1 (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for New York Red Bull) *** Local Caption *** David Beckham

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JULY 16: David Beckham #23 of the LA Galaxy looks on against the New York Red Bulls at Giants Stadium in the Meadowlands on July 16, 2009 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Galaxy defeat the Red Bulls 3-1 (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for New York Red Bull) *** Local Caption *** David Beckham

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JULY 16: David Beckham #23 of the LA Galaxy plays the ball against the New York Red Bulls at Giants Stadium in the Meadowlands on July 16, 2009 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Galaxy defeat the Red Bulls 3-1 (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for New York Red Bull) *** Local Caption *** David Beckham

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JULY 16: David Beckham #23 of the LA Galaxy looks on against the New York Red Bulls at Giants Stadium in the Meadowlands on July 16, 2009 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Galaxy defeat the Red Bulls 3-1 (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for New York Red Bull) *** Local Caption *** David Beckham

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JULY 16: David Beckham #23 of the LA Galaxy looks on against the New York Red Bulls at Giants Stadium in the Meadowlands on July 16, 2009 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Galaxy defeat the Red Bulls 3-1 (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for New York Red Bull) *** Local Caption *** David Beckham

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JULY 16: David Beckham #23 of the LA Galaxy reacts during the game against the New York Red Bulls at Giants Stadium in the Meadowlands on July 16, 2009 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** David Beckham

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JULY 16: David Beckham #23 of the LA Galaxy plays the ball against the New York Red Bulls at Giants Stadium in the Meadowlands on July 16, 2009 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Galaxy defeat the Red Bulls 3-1 (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for New York Red Bull) *** Local Caption *** David Beckham

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JULY 16: David Beckham #23 of the LA Galaxy salutes the crowd after defeating the New York Red Bulls 3-1 at Giants Stadium in the Meadowlands on July 16, 2009 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Galaxy defeat the Red Bulls 3-1 (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for New York Red Bull) *** Local Caption *** David Beckham

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Becks didn't score a goal last night, but his awesome corner kick eventually led to a perfect goal scored by Landon Donovan. And, just so you know, the two have recently aired their differences and promised to play nice for the remainder of the season...

And for the record...we still love you Becks!

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