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David Beckham to bring Major League Soccer team to Miami

Published on Feb 5, 2014 11:52 PM
 
Former England and Manchester United star David Beckham (centre) poses for photos after holding a press conference at the Perez Art Museum Miami, in Miami, Florida, on Feb 5, 2014. Beckham said on Tuesday that he will buy a United States team to play Major League Soccer and bring it to the city of Miami. -- PHOTO: AFP

MIAMI (AFP) - British football legend David Beckham said on Tuesday that he will buy a United States team to play Major League Soccer (MLS) and bring it to the city of Miami.

Beckham spoke to reporters alongside MLS commissioner Don Garber, who said Beckham and the league would work with Miami Dade county to build a world class stadium for the club.

“I wanted to create a team where we can start from scratch,” Beckham said, explaining his decision to bring the expanding league’s 22nd soccer club to Florida.

“I know there was a team here 10 years ago that unfortunately folded, but I know that Miami is ready for football again,” he said. “I wanted to create a team that would be very personal to me.

 
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