David Beckham, the well traveled Englishman, has supposedly come up with a new home for his proposed Miami franchise. The former Manchester United and Los Angeles Galaxy superstar has identified the former Miami Dolphins stadium and current Orange Bowl venue as the new home for the new Miami team.
Beckham was among the very first soccer superstars to migrate over to the MLS. Even though he signed a huge contract upon his arrival to the Los Angeles Galaxy, he made sure that he had a clause which allowed him to own an MLS team upon his retirement. His smart negotiations seem to be paying off as a Miami MLS team is due to become an instant success due to MLS’s growing popularity in the United States.
MLS Commissioner Don Garber is feeling extremely optimistic about the Miami expansion as well as Beckham’s impact on the expansion of Major League Soccer.
“We are as confident as we have ever been that we can move this forward. He has been trying very hard to get a stadium built. There has been a lot more progress lately than in the last 12 to 15 months. We have to finalize a whole bunch of deals with the city and the landowners but the site has been selected.”
“David has been out of MLS for many years now but we still talk about him. He is a big part of our history. MLS wouldn’t be what it is today if he hadn’t decided to come in 2007.”