Beckham's Miami MLS Team Could Be Officially Announced This Month
It's been nearly three years since MLS and David Beckham announced their intentions of creating an MLS team in Miami, Florida.
On February 5th 2014, Beckham announced he would bring soccer to the very South of the United States including an Overtown soccer stadium.
Three years later, it's expected that the team could be announced before the end of January, with a team name, stadium plans and jersey designs among the details being unveiled.
The former Galaxy midfielder and England international met with his business partners, Jorge and Jose Mas, and Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure, on Thursday and Friday in Kansas City, as the group prepares for an official launch of Miami’s long-awaited Major League Soccer team.
The team is scheduled to begin play in the 2020 season, although it may have to play in a temporary site the first season if their stadium is not completed in time.
In his first public comments since joining the Beckham ownership group in December, Jorge Mas said: “We had super, super productive meetings in KC. I’m very excited for what we can bring the Miami soccer fan, and we’ll have some big news to announce in Miami in the near future. Being a native, I’m a Miami guy 1,000 percent, and I want to make this a really special team with a really special fan experience.”
The group have spent time with the owners at Sporting KC, learning what it takes to create and run a successful MLS team and are especially interested in their ability to sell out Children's Mercy Park week in-week out.
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