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Will David Beckham Quit Soccer For His Family?

Fri, July 29, 2011 11:00am EDT by Add first Comment

The dad-of-four admits he’s finding it harder and harder to leave his growing family behind when he goes on the road with his team the LA Galaxy.

David Beckham, 36, hates the way his soccer schedule keeps him away from his family and newborn daughter Harper. Is he thinking about ending his playing career for his kids?

David had to leave his brood behind in LA this week when he jetted to New York to play in the Major League Soccer All Star game — and he confessed it was the toughest trip he’s ever made, coming just two weeks after Harper was born.

“It was hard leaving them all the other day,” he told Us Weekly. “It’s always hard leaving my family. Having a two-week-old daughter and leaving her, and leaving the boys and [wife] Victoria, it was difficult. I can’t wait to get back and to hold her and kiss her.”

At 36, David is nearing the end of his playing career, and he’s in the final year of his contract with the LA Galaxy. Is a retirement announcement imminent?

He’d get to spend all the time he wants with Harper and sons Brooklyn, 12, Romeo, 8, and Cruz, 6 — and with an estimated $165 million in his bank account, it’s not like he needs the money!

Should he quit, HollyMoms?

— Ian Garland

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