Since being left out of Team GB by Stuart Pearce, Becks has hit top form.

His latest flash of genius came on Saturday when he dished up a spectacular equaliser from 35 yards.

It was the first of a glorious double for LA Galaxy on their way to a 5-3 win against Portland Timbers.

With less than a fortnight to go before London 2012 kicks off with the opening ceremony, it is a timely reminder that he has still got his golden touch.