Beckham gets going with his own "gonna be global" football team

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  1. Begonia

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    What a fascinating and very successful guy (with a fascinating wife and fantastic family too).

    I wish him every success with his latest venture, the purchase of the ML football franchise in Miami, Florida. He tells us, "It's gonna start from scratch and it's gonna be global!"

    The MLS currently consists of 19 teams, but the league announced in 2013 that two further sides would join in 2015. Those will be Orlando City SC and New York City, which is part-owned by Manchester City.

    The last MLS team in Miami folded after being in existence for four seasons. It struggled with sparse attendance and had the lowest revenue in the league.

    Beckham, who won the Champions League, the Premier League, La Liga and Ligue 1 as a player, would not confirm any names of players he wants to attract to Miami.

    "We will bring great players in," he said. "The fortunate thing about my career is players are already interested in coming to Miami. The one thing I want to achieve is to set up a kids' academy. We want local talent, not just great players from abroad.

    "The way the US team have improved has been incredible and the only way that will continue is to have good academies."

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    An interviewer on five live yesterday asked him if he was naming the team Miami Spice :D
     
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    It could have a been a bit of a bargain for David and his other investors, Simon Fuller (he introduced Beckham to Victoria all those years ago, when she was a Spice girl and he was playing with Man United), and his friend Marcelo Claure.

    "When he signed as a player for Los Angeles Galaxy in 2007, a clause in his contract gave him the option of buying a team for the bargain price of $25m (£15.3m).

     
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    I was flicking through radio stations whilst driving yesterday evening and heard some annoyance on TalkSport that he hasnt invested in this countries (his roots) football.
     
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    *Apart from the two football academies he founded here.
     

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