Beckham took over as captain when he joined the team in 2007 but last captained the Galaxy on Oct. 26, 2008. The armband was given to Landon Donovan the following year.
"Yeah, Bruce has asked me to wear it, and I'll be proud to wear it," Beckham said. "It doesn't change the way I play. It's something you're very proud to wear, but you need more that that one leader on the field."
Donovan will miss the game to be with the U.S. national team for its exhibition against Argentina in East Rutherford, N.J.