MLS failed in Miami before. Will David Beckham’s team be any different?

The Miami Fusion flickered and died at the start of the century. But the league – and soccer in the US – is in a very different place these days

During the darkest hours of his four-year quest to bring a Major League Soccer team to Miami, which was finally approved on Monday, David Beckham may have taken heart from studying parallels with the region’s history.

In 1905 modern Florida’s founding father Henry Flagler decided to extend his East Coast Railway from Miami to Key West island, 150 miles south over land and sea. 

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