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Football: Beckham 'at home already' in Miami, MLS team announcement imminent

Published on Feb 5, 2014 4:34 PM
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David Beckham has declared himself "at home already," with the former football star poised to confirm, on Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014, that he will own a Major League Soccer team in Miami. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON (AFP) - David Beckham has declared himself "at home already," with the former football star poised to confirm Wednesday that he will own a Major League Soccer team in Miami.

It has been one of the worst-kept secrets in world football that Beckham intends to exercise his option to buy an MLS club and wants to bring it to Miami, with the plan contingent on a deal for a privately funded stadium, US media report.

The former midfielder, 38, who made his name at Manchester United and later played for Real Madrid, AC Milan and LA Galaxy, is to hold a press conference on Wednesday at an art museum in downtown Miami, at which he is expected to announce details of the team.

The MLS said there would be "a significant announcement impacting the Miami community," with Beckham joined by MLS Commissioner Don Garber.

 
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