MLS announcement in Miami set for next week

David Beckham

David Beckham

David Beckham is set to announce his new MLS team on Monday after the league ratified his application for a franchise in Miami. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither Beckham's group nor MLS officials had announced the plans publicly.

Meanwhile, Miami-Dade County mayor Carlos Gimenez's office told BBC Sport that the mayor "has been asked to hold time on his calendar for an event" but could not "confirm what the team may be announcing".

Jorge Mas, a majority partner in Beckham's group, told the Herald earlier this month that the prolonged saga would be completed by the end of January. His group has said it wants the new team to begin play in the 2020 season.

But Beckham's journey to bring Major League Soccer to Miami has been riddled with obstacles. Beckham representatives declined to comment, but privately people close to the soccer bid say the tentative plan is for a Monday announcement.


The group, known as Miami Beckham United, has purchased land in Overtown to build a soccer-specific stadium after failed efforts at the Port of Miami, next to the American Airline Arena and adjacent to Marlins Park.

In December, the MLS Board of Governors voted to approve the composition of the club's ownership group, clearing the way for the league's official addition in the coming weeks. As part of his contract to play for the LA Galaxy, he received an option to purchase an MLS franchise for $25 million.

Miami's fee was originally said to be $25 million, but the Herald reported that the Miami franchise will now pay more.

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