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Major Link Soccer: Has MLS left Beckham FC behind?

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In all the expansion talk, there's little mention of Miami these days. Alvaro Saborio retires from soccer. Hope Solo will be back on TV soon, but not necessarily in goal.

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Alvaro Saborio has retired from soccer, shortly after his move back to his first club, Costa Rica's Saprissa.

Apoyo De Fútbol Local: El Estado del Fútbol en Miami

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Miami, Florida es el octavo área metropolitana más poblado en los Estados Unidos, englobando a más de 6 millones de habitantes.1 Entre estos millones de habitantes, 41,6% identifican como Hispano o Latino2, y muchos tienen un amor fuerte para el fútbol, arraigado culturalmente en ellos desde niñez.

Could PSG’S Owners Be Investing In MLS?

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The Eastern Conference in MLS is about to become even more competitive with the news that Paris St-Germain's owners Qatar Sports Investment (QSI) are interested in buying a stake in David Beckham's MLS franchise in Miami.
The Eastern Conference already includes New York City FC and their middle eastern owners theAbu Dhabi United Groupand it looks Beckham is going after NYC FC's rivals to jump-start his Miami bid.

Big investors eye stake in David Beckham's MLS team

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David Beckham still plans to be the face of the proposed Miami Major League Soccer team, but he might not wind up being the majority owner. Becks has spent the past six months in search of equity partners to help raise the estimated $300 million that it will cost to build a new stadium in Miami, and sign high-quality players.

Miami Beckham United counting on locals to use mass transit, walk to proposed stadium

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David Beckham and his group of investors have talked about having fans march to the proposed soccer-specific stadium for their team in Miami since Day 1, but their new desired location might forcemore supporters tohave to walk than was originally envisioned.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic To MLS?

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David Beckham wants to make Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic the face of his new Miami team in Major League Soccer team.

Beckham's Miami franchise took a huge step forward earlier this month when his ownership group announced that they had acquired a site for a new stadium.

While the new stadium is not expected to be ready until the 2017 or 2018 season, the former LA Galaxy star is already thinking about the type of stars he wants to bring to Miami.

MLS owners back Beckham Miami deal, and expansion up to 28 clubs

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Major League Soccer's board of governors approved the planned new stadium location for David Beckham's expansion team in Miami on Saturday and backed future MLS expansion to 28 teams.

On the eve of the 20th MLS Cup championship match between the Columbus Crew and Portland Timbers, club owners backed the deal announced a day earlier by Beckham to purchase land northwest of downtown Miami to build a stadium for what will be the North American league's 24th team.

MLS owners back Beckham Miami deal, and expansion up to 28 clubs

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Major League Soccer's board of governors approved the planned new stadium location for David Beckham's expansion team in Miami on Saturday and backed future MLS expansion to 28 teams.

On the eve of the 20th MLS Cup championship match between the Columbus Crew and Portland Timbers, club owners backed the deal announced a day earlier by Beckham to purchase land northwest of downtown Miami to build a stadium for what will be the North American league's 24th team.

Beckham's team could enter MLS in 2018

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Former Manchester United and Real Madrid superstar David Beckham is close to building a privately financed stadium in Miami.

According to reports from The Guardian, a group group of investors has acquired a site to build a stadium in Overtown district of Miami.

David Beckham finally has a stadium deal for his Miami MLS expansion team

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After two years of frustration and failure, retired English star David Beckham's Major League Soccer expansion group announced Friday it has secured a stadium development site northwest of downtown Miami. Miami Beckham United has a contract to buy the property in Overtown, near a major interstate highway and the Miami River, and the final crucial roadblock appears to have been overcome in returning top-level soccer to the region.

David Beckham finally has a stadium deal for his Miami MLS expansion team

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After two years of frustration and failure, retired English star David Beckham's Major League Soccer expansion group announced Friday it has secured a stadium development site northwest of downtown Miami. Miami Beckham United has a contract to buy the property in Overtown, near a major interstate highway and the Miami River, and the final crucial roadblock appears to have been overcome in returning top-level soccer to the region.

Leiweke outlines Miami Beckham United's proposed stadium plans in open letter

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The last stadiumbuilt in Miami caused a public uproar that still has locals seething until this day.

Miami Beckham United has no intention ofhaving history repeat itself.

Tim Leiweke, one of David Beckham's partners in trying to bring an MLS franchise to Miami, wrote a detailed open letter in the Miami Herald on Thursday night outlining the plans for Miami Beckham United's proposed stadium in Little Havana.

Time for MLS to pull the plug on Miami debacle

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The time has come for MLS to pull the plug on the Miami debacle. The league, which has begun its 20th season in a strong position, now has the ability to pick and choose expansion markets. David Beckham's commitment to Miami and to MLS is admirable, but the market is too fraught with risk at a time when other geographic locations represent an almost sure thing.

Time for MLS to pull the plug on Miami debacle

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The time has come for MLS to pull the plug on the Miami debacle. The league, which has begun its 20th season in a strong position, now has the ability to pick and choose expansion markets. David Beckham's commitment to Miami and to MLS is admirable, but the market is too fraught with risk at a time when other geographic locations represent an almost sure thing.

A couple thoughts on Miami and why it may be dead already

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I mentioned the other day in my Expansion thoughts post that Miami is struggling. Okay, it may be worse than just a simple struggle for David Beckham and his group in South Beach.

More and more I am thinking that this Miami deal was really dead the minutethe first stadium option fell through.

Time for MLS to look beyond Miami for second Florida soccer team

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The time for Major League Soccer to look past Miami and David Beckham has come to pass. Don Garber's 45-day deadline is almost certain to come and go without a resolution in Miami's favor. Thus the time has come to consider other options.

Let me make the case today that despite the success of Sacramento in USL Pro last year, if Miami is going to lose the chance to return to MLS, another Florida market should be given first option on becoming team 24 (presuming Minnesota is team 23).

Time for MLS to look beyond Miami for second Florida soccer team

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The time for Major League Soccer to look past Miami and David Beckham has come to pass. Don Garber's 45-day deadline is almost certain to come and go without a resolution in Miami's favor. Thus the time has come to consider other options.

Let me make the case today that despite the success of Sacramento in USL Pro last year, if Miami is going to lose the chance to return to MLS, another Florida market should be given first option on becoming team 24 (presuming Minnesota is team 23).

The Astroturfery Behind the Failed Beckham Stadium Plan

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In case you don't follow me on twitter or already read Vice Sports, here's a link to my up close look at how and why Beckham has failed to get a stadium deal done in Miami (so far). For the record, it was edited by the excellent Eric Nusbaum and the elucidating Patrick Hruby. Like all kinda long stories that require original research, there's little snippets and footnotes along the way.

Miami Takes A Step Closer To Becoming An MLS Team

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David Beckham and his Miami expansion side have been struggling to get a soccer specific stadium built in downtown Miami, which has thwarted their attempt become the 21st MLS franchise.

But on Tuesday, Becks got a big win when the Miami county commissioners basically punted on the stadium issue by voting unanimously to have Mayor Carlos Gimenez formally

"propose using Florida International University's stadium as a temporary home for the franchise,"

The stadium, which is on the campus of Florida International University (FIU) in Miami and in recent years it has hosted CONCACAF Gold Cup matches and international friendlies involving club sides and national teams.

Miami group interested in temporary venue

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You can tell the heat has been turned up on the David Beckham-Miami deal. The former LA Galaxy captain has been reportedly positive about stadium talks in the Miami area as of late but today we're seeing reports that local officials in Miami are pressing for the group to use a temporary venue until a stadium can be built.

MLS holding Beckham to a downtown Miami-only stadium location makes zero sense

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Rumors continue to swirl both in South Florida and nationally about David Beckham's plans regarding his proposed MLS team in Miami. The global superstar has run into numerous hurdles to build a stadium in the desired downtown location. Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber has made it clear that he wants a new Miami team to play in downtown.

MLS holding Beckham to a downtown Miami-only stadium location makes zero sense

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Rumors continue to swirl both in South Florida and nationally about David Beckham's plans regarding his proposed MLS team in Miami. The global superstar has run into numerous hurdles to build a stadium in the desired downtown location. Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber has made it clear that he wants a new Miami team to play in downtown.

Report: Miami announcement imminent

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I've been hesitant to really talk about David Beckham and his Miami bid into MLS for a few months now. My gut feeling like I mentioned in my 2015 predictions is that the bid will ultimately fall apart and not happen at this time. I still feel that way even with this news that a stadium announcement is coming very soon.

Could Jay-Z be David Beckham’s saving grace in Miami?

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Just seeing this headline nearly gave me a headache. Jay Z is rumored to invest $100 million in David Beckham's Miami MLS team.

So maybe recruiting Jay Z, a hip-hop icon and ex-owner of the NBA's Brooklyn Nets who's lately dabbled in sports management with Roc Nation Sports, could be an attempt to reboot Miami Beckham United's bid for professional fútbol in South Florida.

Claure says announcements on Miami MLS franchise forthcoming

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By DAN KARELL

David Beckham has been keeping a low profile since his latest downtown stadium proposal was rejected, but news on a potential MLS franchise in Miami could be coming soon.

Speaking on a morning program on Univision, Bolivian entrepreneurMarcelo Claure, a member of Beckham's MLS ownership group, stated that he believesthe hurdles that Beckham has had to overcome may be a thing of the past.

Beckham: Miami expansion will happen

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While David Beckham and his team continue to struggle to get a stadium site worked out in Miami, the former LA Galaxy star continues to remain committed to a team in South Florida.

Speaking toBloomberg Television'sMark Crumpton, Beckham underlined his determination to lead MLS's successful return to South Florida despite the recent twists in the hunt for a waterfront site for a new, soccer-specific stadium.

Beckham confident MLS Miami project will happen

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Never really one to beshort on confidence, David Beckham is convinced his MLS Miami franchise will come to fruition despite all the recent stadium setbacks.

Beckham stated with conviction on Wednesday that the MLS franchise in Miami that he has been working arduously on will see the light of day.

Beckham invited to explore new downtown Miami stadium location

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By FRANCO PANIZO

A new option in Miami has presented itself to David Beckham.

A group that last year purchased a building on Biscayne Bay where the Miami Herald used to operate has invited Beckham to look into the possibility of building a soccer-specific stadium in that area.

Garber on potential Miami franchise: “We will not expand unless we have a downtown stadium”

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Broward County might be attempting to lure David Beckham and his potential MLS expansion franchiseaway from Miami-Dade County, but it is apparentlyMiami or bust for the global icon.

MLS commissioner Don Garber recently told ESPN analyst Alexi Lalas that Beckham's desired franchise in Miami will not come to fruition unless a downtown site is found for a soccer-specific stadium.

Report: Beckham to meet with Broward County about potential soccer-specific stadium

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By FRANCO PANIZO

The difficulty infinding space fora soccer-specific stadium in downtown Miami is reportedly forcing David Beckham to look further north. Specifically, Broward County.

According to a report from the Miami Herald, Broward County commissioner Stacy Ritter said Thursday that Beckham's group is now willing to listen to what county officials have to say about building a soccer-specific stadium.

Miami rejects David Beckham's soccer stadium site

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The city of Miami (Florida) has rejected David Beckham's plan to build a soccer stadium on the city waterfront. The city officials determined that the proposed location next to the Miami Heat arena was inappropriate.

Beck's business group, Beckham Miami United, will continue to pursue alternative locations since is required to finalize a stadium deal before it can win approval from MLS to open a franchise.

MLS Commissioner Garber: David Beckham Miami Bid Back to “Square One”

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A day after David Beckham's bid to place a Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise in Miami was dealt a major blow,MLS Commissioner Don Garber appeared to give the international soccer icon little wiggle room. Addressing reporters outside Stade Saputo in Montreal, Garber said the setback for Beckham's plans "puts us back to square one.

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MLS owners approve expansion to 28, Miami's new stadium site, and more

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After a meeting of Major League Soccer's Board of Governors on Saturday, the league announced 28 clubs as a new goal for future expansion.

"There is no shortage of demand for MLS expansion teams," said MLS Commissioner Don Garber, "and we believe the opportunity exists to grow beyond our current plans.

Miami stadium could end up next to Marlins Park

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We've been hearing rumblings for a few weeks now that David Beckham and Miami are getting closer to a stadium deal. Reports out of South Beach indicate that the club could be getting closer to a deal for a stadium next door to the MLB Marlin's Park in Little Havana.

Despite months of silence and political stalemate, professional soccer is still coming to Miami, MLS' commissioner reiterated this weekend — and there's still a good chance the new team will play right next to Marlins Park.

Homegrown – April 2015

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On this month's Homegrown with our hosts, Dan and Jay: The sunshine state of soccer, Florida. Have we jumped the shark on Juergen Klinsmann? The CCL could still have a big club win it all. Interview with Sky Blue FC's head coach and technical director Jim Gabarra. Closing out with..

The Rest

NASL Weekend Rewind: Miami silences Cosmos, Indy, Puerto Rico play to thrilling draw

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Week 2 in the NASL delivered 10 goals in three matches, with one contest in particular establishing itself as a contender for game of the season.

Asalivating clash between Miami FC and the New York Cosmos highlighted the weekend's action on paper. In the end, it wasn't even close as Miami brushed aside the Cosmos with a 3-0 victory.

Barcelona, Real Madrid to play Miami ‘Clasico’

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Miami (AFP) – Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid will play each other in a one-off pre-season “El Clasico” in Miami in July, organizers confirmed Friday.

The La Liga arch-rivals will meet at the Hard Rock Stadium, the 65,000-seat home of the NFL Miami Dolphins, on July 29.

Union sell Lahoud to Miami FC

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The long-time utility man has been sold to Miami FC of the NASL.

Following reports of his departure yesterday, the Philadelphia Union have announced that Michael Lahoud has been sold to Miami FC of the NASL. Lahoud was loaned to the Cosmos in January in conjunction with the signing of Walter Restrepo.

Brazil vs. Colombia Line-Ups; Rematch In Miami

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Brazil and Colombia meet in Miami for a rematch of the World Cup game that took place almost exactly two months ago. After four yellow cards, one broken back and Colombia's World Cup finished the game ended 2-1 with goals from Thiago Silva, David Luiz and James Rodriguez, two of whom traveled to Miami to be with their national teams during the international FIFA break.

Eclipse Select defender Hannah Marwede bound for Miami in 2016

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Eclipse Select's Hannah Marwede
CHICAGO (June 20, 2014) – Eclipse Select Soccer Club defender Hannah Marwede (Lake Forest, Ill.) credits the club for her increasingly assertive demeanor and leadership over the years. Now, Marwede will look forward to utilizing her skills in the incredibly competitive Atlantic Coast Conference.