City of Miami, Soccer Legend David Beckham Awarded Major League Soccer Expansion Franchise
By Peter Burke, Local10 Managing Editor // January 29, 2018
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ABOVE VIDEO: Soccer legend David Beckham and his Miami Beckham United partners were officially awarded a Major League Soccer franchise Monday.
MIAMI, FLORIDA (WPLG) – It’s been four years in the making. Now it’s a reality.
Soccer legend David Beckham and his Miami Beckham United partners were officially awarded a Major League Soccer franchise Monday.
The announcement came with much fanfare. About an hour before the announcement, a group of soccer fans marched through downtown Miami holding a sign that read, “MLS Miami. Ready for glory,” before waiting in line to be allowed inside the Knight Concert Hall at the Adrienne Arsht Center.
MLS Commissioner Don Garber promised that this team will be “deeply connected” with its fans.
“This is your club, this is your city and the world is going to be watching what you do to make this one of the great teams in the world,” Garber said.
Beckham and Garber praised the tireless effort of Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez and recently elected Miami Mayor Francis Suarez for helping to make soccer in Miami a reality.
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