The soccer star bares his famous abs for the crowd in D.C. after losing the weekend match

By People Staff
June 30, 2008 01:45 PM

L.A. Galaxy star David Beckham may not have won Sunday’s match against D.C. United, but the star gave the crowd a thrill anyway when he showed off his famous abs at the end of his team’s game.

In accordance with international soccer custom, he exchanged jerseys with D.C. United player Gonzalo Martinez after Beckham’s team lost the 90-minute game at Washington, D.C.’s RFK Stadium, 4-1.

Despite being disappointed by the loss, the British soccer star, 33, told reporters at the post-game press briefing that he took comfort in the large number of fans who showed up to watch the game – many of them wearing Beckham T-shirts.

“It’s an amazing honor for me, you know, to pull into most stadiums around the U.S. and see the amount of shirts and the amount of kids and people that have got my name on the back of their shirts. I’m honored by that,” said the midfielder. “But you know, we need to win games. That’s the most important thing.”
Susan Mandel