David Beckham has touched down in California to start his new job as a player for the Los Angeles Galaxy.
By Peter Bowes
BBC News, Los Angeles
The former England football captain arrived in the US with his wife Victoria, greeted by screaming fans.
After a night's sleep, Beckham is due to appear at a news conference of the LA Galaxy, where he will be introduced to the world as their new star player.
In a scene that resembled a Hollywood premiere, the Beckhams were welcomed by an army of TV crews and photographers.
The football star walked with a big smile on his face through the airport.
Barricades had to be set up to keep the crowd under control. Club officials are well aware that they have hired more than just another midfielder.
They are hoping the England star will bring the Beckham brand to Los Angeles and much needed publicity for a sport that few Americans take seriously.
The last few days have seen a huge amount of hype in anticipation of the Beckham's arrival.
Hollywood has a new double act - Victoria, still well known here as Posh Spice, will be seen in a special TV documentary next week all about her journey to America.