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MLS Statues: Who else deserves the David Beckham treatment?

Landon Donovan? Sebastian Giovinco? MLS stars tell ESPN which iconic players in league history deserve to be immortalized like David Beckham.

Saturday marked the unveiling of David Beckham's statue outside the LA Galaxy stadium, a testament to the remarkable era in Major League Soccer that began with his arrival in 2007. (It's also an era that will continue when Beckham's franchise, Inter Miami CF, begin league play in 2020.)

Beckham moved to the U.S. over a decade ago following an illustrious career at Man United and Real Madrid. The league's designated player rule -- known as the Beckham rule -- has allowed MLS clubs to attract...

How do you replace a legend like David Villa? NYCFC is looking to youth

When David Villa announced his departure from New York City FC on Nov. 28, the last vestiges of the club's star system went with him.

Frank Lampard and Andrea Pirlo -- the other members of NCYFC's high-profile triumvirate that characterized the team's early years -- had already left, having failed to live up to their considerable hype.

Villa, by contrast, proved to be worth every penny during his four seasons at Yankee Stadium and won the league's MVP award in 2016, but his absence figures to cut...

David Villa posts emotional farewell to city of New York, NYCFC, fans ahead of his move to Japan

Superstar striker David Villa made quite an impact in New York and on MLS when he signed for New York City FC in June 2014, becoming one of the most high-profile European stars to ever take his footballing talents to the United States.

Recently, after four fantastic seasons, including an MVP-winning campaign in 2016, Villa announced he would be leaving the league and the United States to begin the next step of his playing career.

Villa will soon be joining friend Andres Iniesta in Japan with Vissel...

David Villa to join Andres Iniesta at Vissel Kobe after leaving New York City FC

David Villa has revealed that he will be joining up with former Spain teammate Andres Iniesta in Japan at Vissel Kobe, after leaving New York City FC.

Villa, 36, departs MLS after scoring 80 goals in 124  appearances for NYCFC. He paid tribute to everyone associated with the franchise, as well as to the team's fans in a video on YouTube last week as he said his goodbyes.

Vissel Kobe chairman Hiroshi Mikitani said: "We are pursuing a new style of play and after talking with the...

New York City FC striker David Villa leaving club after four seasons with no plans to retire

David Villa, one of the biggest stars in Major League Soccer, is leaving New York City FC.

The Spanish star and World Cup winner spent four seasons with the club as its first captain. He plans to continue playing, but has not said where.

Villa departs after scoring 80 goals in 124 MLS appearances for NYCFC. He paid tribute to virtually everyone associated with the franchise, as well as to the team's fans in a video on YouTube.

"I can only say thank you, thank you to everybody," Villa said on Wednesday....