Major League Soccer

David Beckham confirms plan to launch MLS team in Miami

A planned photo-op had to be abandoned as fans and paparazzi mobbed David Beckham. Photo: AP

Former England soccer captain David Beckham announced that he has exercised his option to become the owner of a Major League Soccer team in Miami, promising to make it “the people’s club.”

Thursday, 6 February, 2014, 1:33pm

David Beckham picks Miami for Major League Soccer franchise

Beckham retired from playing after a stint with PSG. Photo: Reuters

With his playing career over, former England captain David Beckham has decided his next move: starting a Major League Soccer team in Miami.

Since leaving the Los Angeles Galaxy in December, and retiring from the game after a subsequent five-month stint at Paris Saint-Germain, Beckham has been mulling over the location for his MLS franchise.

30 Oct 2013 - 10:51am

David Beckham ends US career with back-to-back MLS Cup titles

LA Galaxy's David Beckham, right, waves to fans as his sons from left, Romeo, Brooklyn and Cruz follow after winning the MLS Cup championship match 3-1 against the Houston Dynamo on Saturday. Photo: AP

David Beckham wrapped up a six-year stint in America by playing his final game in Major League Soccer (MLS) Saturday, capping his time with the Los Angeles Galaxy with back-to-back championship titles.

2 Dec 2012 - 11:59am

David Beckham backs US soccer ahead of LA Galaxy bow at MLS Cup

David Beckham helped LA Galaxy sign Robbie Keane last year and says he will do all he can to recruit more talent to the MLS. Photo: AFP

After six seasons as the worldwide face of Major League Soccer, David Beckham believes nobody should doubt that it is a top league in world football.

1 Dec 2012 - 2:52am

Beckham weighs his options, could return to Galaxy as owner

David Beckham

David Beckham plans to play soccer next year. The only questions now are where, when and for how long.

"I still feel that I have something left in me as a player," Beckham said, a day after announcing he was leaving the Galaxy. "I still feel like I have one more challenge in me as a player. Even at 37 years old. I still can play at a high level.

22 Nov 2012 - 2:28am

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10 Nov 2012 - 3:09am

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Galaxy won't change tactics, says Beckham

8 Nov 2012 - 3:17am