David Beckham fears it will be a struggle to keep his emotions in check when he wears the LA Galaxy shirt for the last time on Saturday night.
The 37-year-old hopes the final act of his five-and-a-half-year Galaxy career will be to help the franchise secure back-to-back MLS championships.
But before tackling the Houston Dynamos at the Home Depot Center, Beckham's first challenge is to master his own feelings.
He said: "I'm quite an emotional person, so I know that I'll feel more in the run-up to the game."
Beckham is leaving it to others to judge his impact on football in the United States, but his team-mates are more forthcoming about his achievements.
Landon Donovan said: "There's no doubt David's been an overhwleming success both on the field and off, and also within our locker room."
And Robbie Keane added: "He's a credit to the game, and he's been a credit to the Galaxy and the organisation. We're certainly going to miss him."
Stay tuned to Sky Sports News on your mobile or iPad all weekend for much more on Beckham's final game with the Galaxy.