Former Manchester United midfielder, David Beckham has been in the market in search of a home for the football club he is part of setting up in Miami.
Beckham has been part of setting up the Miami franchise which he co-owns and has reportedly identified the Orange Bowl, former home of the Miami Dolphins as a potential ground base for the football club which is set to kick off in the 2018 MLS season. “We are as confident as we have ever been that we can move this forward,” MLS commissioner Don Garber told BBC Sport when speaking about Beckham and his search for a stadium for his club. “We have to finalise a whole bunch of deals with the city and the landowners but the site has been selected.” Garber told reporters while sources close to Beckham revealed that the former England captain was optimistic moving forward after months of searching.
David Beckham moved to USA in 2007 to join LA Galaxy and immediately became one of the biggest stars in football in America. The deal that took Beckham to LA involved a clause that would see him own an MLS franchise at the end of his playing career (which is now).
“He is a big part of our history. MLS wouldn’t be what it is today if he hadn’t decided to come in 2007.” Garber also revealed that his organisation have been in talks with the Premier League about a potential tournament involving clubs from both divisions.