CARSON, Calif., April 26 (Reuters) - David Beckham was delighted to taste derby victory for the first time since moving to Major League Soccer after his Los Angeles Galaxy beat Chivas USA 5-2 on Saturday.
The midfielder helped LA avenge two heavy defeats to the same opponents last season and saw his side climb to an overall record of 2-2-1 and second place in the Western Conference.
'It was a very good team performance against a good opponent,' he said.
'It is always very satisfying to win a derby game because of what it means to the club and the fans. It could be the best night I have had since I came over here. I am delighted for everyone at the Galaxy and my team mates.'
Last year Beckham played in a 3-0 defeat to Chivas, ending the game almost out on his feet following an exhausting return trip from international duty with England.
He came through this contest with no injury concerns, though, and a Landon Donovan hat-trick and two goals from Alan Gordon sealed the win for Los Angeles. Sacha Kljestan and Ante Razov got the goals for Chivas.