David Beckham has stated that he is excited by the prospect of being involved with the setting up of a Miami franchise for the MLS.
Beckham, recently retired from the playing side of the game, spent the weekend helping to promote and investigate further into the possible introduction of a new MLS franchise.
The 38-year-old visited two possible new stadiums and met a fans group whilst in Florida. Beckham said:
“I think Miami fans are very passionate about their sports and very passionate about winning, it’s definitely exciting.”
The fact that Beckham seems to be passionate about the chance of partaking as an owner is good news for those around Miami, as he is believed to have had other interests too.
The executive director of the Miami-Dade Sports commission, Jose Sotolongo, said that there is plenty of backing for a Miami MLS team, having met with Beckham on Saturday.
“We know that our community can support not only the international soccer (friendlies) that have been coming to Miami for a while now, but that it would support an MLS franchise, the city of Miami has a very international fan base and a very soccer savvy fan base. This is the kind of ownership group that would electrify the community and hopefully we will get good news.”