I'm with Sanchez. I've felt that not just this season, but even in spells last season, our system has been more cohesive without Beckham. That's not say that Beckham is bad or that he doesn't contribute with what he does. However, for every performance like the MLS Cup, he's also had ones where he's out sync with the team's overall strengths. When Beckham was injured this season, LA Galaxy were playing some frankly breathtaking football. The passing and movement of Sarvas and Juninho in midfield with LD and Keane up front was IMO, the best I've seen since I started watching the Galaxy. Beckham had a habit of slipping into "30 yard Hollywood pass" mode at times, when the team has frequently played better as a collective, when we've generally kept the ball on the deck. This was actually the best time for him to move on IMO. He was still performing, but we showed that we were still a very good team without him. I don't see his departure as a significant on-field issue, providing we keep hold of Sarvas and Juninho.