On Sunday, David Beckham played in the MLS Cup final for LA Galaxy against Real Salt Lake City in Seattle.
It may have been a far cry from the showpiece occasions he has played in in the past for Manchester United and Real Madrid, but it was an important test for the veteran midfielder.
Six months before Fabio Capello names his England squad for the World Cup in South Africa, the Italian may have used the game to gauge Beckham's form and fitness.
His team may have lost on penalties, but Beckham once again proved to any doubters he is far from finished. I think he should go to the World Cup next summer - but do you agree?