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David Beckham announces launch of his MLS Miami team

  • Former England captain has endured long journey to found club
  • Beckham paid $25m for rights to new expansion franchise

David Beckham finally has his Major League Soccer team. After a process that has taken years to complete, the MLS commissioner, Don Garber, confirmed the former England captain’s club will be based in Miami.

Garber said Beckham had wanted a team in Florida since he joined MLS as a player in 2007. “[Beckham] said, ‘I want to come to the league and grow the sport but one day I want to become an owner’. That dream started all the way back in 2007, and four or five years ago he said, ‘Miami is the city I want to make my city of choice’,” Garber told the crowd at Monday’s announcement.

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