Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Report: David Beckham aiming to bring MLS franchise to Miami


Former international soccer star David Beckham is reportedly aiming to bring a new Major League Soccer franchise to the sunny skies and sandy beaches of Miami.

According to the Associated Press, Beckham has been spent the first few months of his retirement mulling over a location, and now it appears he has made a decision.

From Eye on Sports:

“I think bringing an MLS team here to South Florida would be exciting,” he said back in June. “I think Miami fans are very passionate about their sports and very passionate about winning.”

When Beckham came across the pond and signed with the Los Angeles Galaxy, aside from the lucrative salary and numerous incentives, there was a clause in his contract that stipulated that he could start his own MLS franchise for $25 million. So, here we are.

The MLS is currently comprised of 19 teams, however, Commissioner Don Garber has stated that he would like to expand the league to 24 teams by the year 2020.

What do you think? Is Miami a good destination?

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