David Beckham, wife expecting baby girl

Updated: March 11, 2011, 6:21 PM ET
By Scott French | Special to ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- David Beckham's three sons are getting a little sister.

Beckham told a gathering of Los Angeles Galaxy fans Friday afternoon that his and wife Victoria's fourth child, due this summer, will be a daughter.

"Obviously, we're very lucky to be expecting again, and this is the first time I'm going to say it: It's a little girl," the Galaxy midfielder said at the team's annual fan luncheon in ESPN Zone at L.A. Live.

"We're still in shock. Obviously, having three boys, you kind of expect another one, so finding out a little girl is in there is surprising, but, obviously, we are over the moon. Our three boys are happy and excited, and Victoria is doing well."

Beckham, 35, who is entering the final season of his five-year contract with the Major League Soccer club, and his wife, the former "Posh Spice" from the Spice Girls pop group, married in 1999. They have three boys -- Brooklyn, 12, Romeo, 8, and Cruz, 6 -- and announced on his Facebook page in January they were expecting their fourth child.

Victoria Beckham, 36, is due in July.

Scott French authors the "Football Futbol Soccer" blog for ESPNLosAngeles.