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Bale Energized for World Cup After Feeling the Love in LA

Los Angeles FC forward Gareth Bale warms up prior to the team's MLS soccer match against the Seattle Sounders on Friday, July 29, 2022, in Los Angeles. Gareth Bale feels fitter and happier since joining MLS team Los Angeles FC and is hoping that helps his performances for Wales going into the World Cup. Bale chose to move to the United States to get the most out of the final years of his career for club and country after some tough times at Real Madrid. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)
Los Angeles FC forward Gareth Bale warms up prior to the team's MLS soccer match against the Seattle Sounders on Friday, July 29, 2022, in Los Angeles. Gareth Bale feels fitter and happier since joining MLS team Los Angeles FC and is hoping that helps his performances for Wales going into the World Cup. Bale chose to move to the United States to get the most out of the final years of his career for club and country after some tough times at Real Madrid. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)

(AP) -- During his difficult final years at Real Madrid, Gareth Bale only truly found happiness on a soccer field when he linked up with Wales for matches with his national team.

Now, after moving to the United States, he is feeling the love at club level, too.