Beckham named MLS Comeback Player of the Year

Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder David Beckham claimed an individual piece of silverware ahead of his team's biggest game of the year, as he was named Major League Soccer Comeback Player of the Year for the 2011 season.

After managing just seven league appearances in 2010 because of an Achilles tear, Beckham bounced back this season to lead his team to MLS Cup, which the Galaxy will host at The Home Depot Center on Sunday against the Houston Dynamo.

Beckham finished second in MLS with 15 assists during the regular season and was named to the MLS Best XI last week, enough to edge D.C. United's Charlie Davies and the Chicago Fire's Dominic Oduro for the award. Los Angeles posted a 10-1-3 record when Beckham either scored or assisted on a goal.

The 36-year-old is in the final year of his contract and has not decided whether he intends to resign with MLS or explore other options abroad.