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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.

Chelsea and PSG owners eye Beckham MLS Miami buy-in, says report

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Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, Paris Saint Germain's Qatari owners and a Chinese group are among investors looking at purchasing a majority stake in David Beckham's Major League Soccer team, the Miami Herald reported.

Citing an unnamed source close to the negotiations, the newspaper said Beckham has been around the world in the past six months seeking partners to invest $300 million (267.

Chelsea and PSG owners eye Beckham MLS Miami buy-in, says report

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Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, Paris Saint Germain's Qatari owners and a Chinese group are among investors looking at purchasing a majority stake in David Beckham's Major League Soccer team, the Miami Herald reported.

Citing an unnamed source close to the negotiations, the newspaper said Beckham has been around the world in the past six months seeking partners to invest $300 million (267.

Access to public transit makes David Beckham’s Miami MLS stadium site a winner

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The long and winding road of David Beckham's stadium saga in south Florida is nearing the final stages. After years of discussion centering on "sexy" sites on the water and close to Marlins Park, the former England International did what he should have done from the get-go – settle on a practical site that is near public transit.

Access to public transit makes David Beckham’s Miami MLS stadium site a winner

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The long and winding road of David Beckham's stadium saga in south Florida is nearing the final stages. After years of discussion centering on "sexy" sites on the water and close to Marlins Park, the former England International did what he should have done from the get-go – settle on a practical site that is near public transit.

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.

Maldini tackles Beckham in Miami – should MLS be worried? By Simon Evans

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The North American Soccer League hates being called a ‘second division' and so the turn of phrase used by Italy's venerable daily newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport on Thursday will have cheered the league's commission Bill Peterson.

Reporting the announcement that Miami is to have an NASL team from next season owned by soccer television entrepreneur Riccardo Silva and former AC Milan and Italy defender Paolo Maldini, the famous pink paper described the NASL as "the alternative league to Major League Soccer".

Maldini tackles Beckham in Miami – should MLS be worried? By Simon Evans

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The North American Soccer League hates being called a ‘second division' and so the turn of phrase used by Italy's venerable daily newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport on Thursday will have cheered the league's commission Bill Peterson.

Reporting the announcement that Miami is to have an NASL team from next season owned by soccer television entrepreneur Riccardo Silva and former AC Milan and Italy defender Paolo Maldini, the famous pink paper described the NASL as "the alternative league to Major League Soccer".

Why NASL expansion to Miami smacks of desperation; By Kartik Krishnaiyer

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NASL's announcement of an expansion team in Miami beginning in 2016was met with a wide range of opinions and a certain degree of shock among the American soccer intelligentsia. The new club, Miami FC, which shares the same name of the Miami FC team from 2006-2010 that morphed into the team now known as the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, boasts an impressive ownership group featuringAC Milan legend Paolo Maldini and MP & Silva President Riccardo Silva.

Why NASL expansion to Miami smacks of desperation; By Kartik Krishnaiyer

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NASL's announcement of an expansion team in Miami beginning in 2016was met with a wide range of opinions and a certain degree of shock among the American soccer intelligentsia. The new club, Miami FC, which shares the same name of the Miami FC team from 2006-2010 that morphed into the team now known as the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, boasts an impressive ownership group featuringAC Milan legend Paolo Maldini and MP & Silva President Riccardo Silva.

David Beckham can learn lessons about South Florida from the Fort Lauderdale Strikers

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David Beckham's lofty ambitions to build an MLS superclub in Miami have gone virtually nowhere over the past 14 months, but up I-95 about 25 miles, the NASL's Fort Lauderdale Strikers are teaching Beckham thing or two about marketing.

The Strikers, who began their first season under new ownership on Saturday, set a club record attendance with 11,691fans at Lockhart Stadium who witnessed a 1-0 loss to the New York Cosmos.

David Beckham can learn lessons about South Florida from the Fort Lauderdale Strikers

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David Beckham's lofty ambitions to build an MLS superclub in Miami have gone virtually nowhere over the past 14 months, but up I-95 about 25 miles, the NASL's Fort Lauderdale Strikers are teaching Beckham thing or two about marketing.

The Strikers, who began their first season under new ownership on Saturday, set a club record attendance with 11,691fans at Lockhart Stadium who witnessed a 1-0 loss to the New York Cosmos.

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.

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).

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.

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.

Don Garber’s Insistence On Downtown Miami Location is An Easy Out For MLS

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MLS Commissioner Don Garber reiterated this week that David Beckham must find a downtown Miami location for his MLS stadium. Otherwise, MLS will not expand to the city.

Garber said:

"Miami remains a top priority for us. But we are mindful of the challenges we had in the past and must have the right ownership group and stadium location.

5 Reasons Why David Beckham Should Select Broward County For His MLS Team Location

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After Friday's bombshell that David Beckham has expressed an interest in speaking with Broward County to discuss a potential stadium site for his MLS team instead of Miami, the potential move got us thinking about all of the advantages of having the team based in Broward. Although it's still very early days, all we see are positives regarding the potential move.

David Beckham’s MLS Team May Consider Broward County For Stadium

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David Beckham's goal of launching a MLS team in Miami may be making a detour.

According to a report inThe Miami Heraldnewspaper, Beckham's team have expressed an interest in speaking with Broward County officials to begin talks regarding the possibility of finding a suitable location for a MLS stadium in the county north of Miami-Dade.

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.

City of Miami Says No To MLS Stadium; Beckham and His Group Will Now Look For Option C

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David Beckham's dreams of launching a MLS team in Miami were dealt a major blow today after his Option B for a stadium location, the boat slip and park next to American Airlines Arena in downtown Miami, was vetoed by Miami's mayor.

This is the second stadium location that Beckham and his group have been denied approval.

If David Beckham Can Create a Soccer Legacy in Miami, It’ll Be One Of His Greatest Achievements

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Someone once said that "the great thing about Miami is that it's so close to the United States." While that canbe taken to mean a number of things, it is clear that Miami is a different sort of place. Anyone who has strolled Coconut Grove's salsa and perfume-laced sidewalks on a Friday night, felt the Atlantic breezes saunter across Ocean Drive's Art Deco strip, or even driven the desolate stretch of Old Card Sound Road before entering the Florida Keys, knows.

Battle continues over Beckham’s proposed Miami stadium site

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The first opposition David Beckham's Miami MLS team faces may not be a fellow MLS side like the Chicago Fire or the Portland Timbers. Rather, it appears as if the expansion team's first matchup will come with opposition of a different nature: a cruise line.

John Fox, former Vice President of Royal Caribbean Cruises and currently of theMiami Seaport Alliance, appeared on a Miami talk showalongside JohnAlschuler, real estate advisor to David Beckham, to discuss the proposed PortMiami stadium deal.

MLS Stadium Plans Not Going According to Plan In New York and Miami

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On Monday, the New York Times broke the news that Major League Soccer's newest MLS franchise, New York City FC (NYCFC) — which is slated to begin play in 2015, will be playing its first three seasons in a baseball stadium.

NYCFC is set to publicly announce that the expansion franchise will play from 2015 through at least 2018 at Yankees Stadium.

Why It’s Time to Stop The Jokes About Miami Being A Bad Soccer Market

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When artist renderings of David Beckham's proposed Miami MLS stadium were unveiled on Monday, the Internet responded with its typical negative and stereotypical comments about Miami as a sports town. Some of the few choice comments included:

"looks good except the stadium will be half full most of the time"

"half full?

Here’s What David Beckham’s Miami MLS Stadium Will Look Like [PHOTOS]

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Artist drawings of the stadium for David Beckham's Miami MLS team were revealed today.

The detailed sketches reveal Beckham's plans to have the stadium built in PortMiami, on the edge of the waterfront that overlooks the downtown Miami skyline.

Beckham's stadium plan calls for a 25,000 seater on a contentious property that has been called the most expensive piece of land in the entire State of Florida.

Wiping The Slate Clean With Major League Soccer

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Over the past few years, I've been a critic of Major League Soccer, but I believe much of my criticism has been misconstrued by soccer fans in the United States. It's not that I want MLS to fail. Far from it. I would love to see the league continue to grow in this country, but any criticism of MLS is often misinterpreted as negativity or "an agenda" when it is in fact constructive criticism.

David Beckham Tells Miami Soccer Fans To Do As He Says, Not As He Has Done

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Following up on all of the discussion about David Beckham bringing a MLS team to Miami, writer Steve Clare from Soccerly offered an intriguing viewpoint regarding David Beckhamrecently questioning whether fans in Miami should do as he says and support their local team, or not, since Beckham hardly has a track record of doing the same.

Why David Beckham’s Current Plan for MLS Miami Is Destined For Eventual Failure

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After David Beckham's press conference to formally announce that he has bought the franchise rights to a Major League Soccer team that will call Miami home, I walked away from the event with more questions than answers, a lack of confidence that Beckham and his investors are anywhere close to having a sound financial plan in place, and — most worryingly of all — the opinion that Beckham does not understand the Miami market.

WATCH World Soccer Radio, Live at 9:05pm ET; Tonight’s Topic: Will David Beckham Succeed in Miami?

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Tonight on World Soccer Radio at 6:05PM PT/9:05PM ET Nick and Danny break down Beckham's big move to Miami. The former England and LA Galaxy star believes he can lure top talent to Miami and help put MLS even further on the map. We break down Becks' big move and much more tonight on World Soccer Radio.

David Beckham’s Miami MLS Press Conference: Photos And Video

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David Beckham officially and publicly announced his acquisition of a MLS franchise on Wednesday in Miami in front of 200-300 members of the media as well as local dignitaries and the Southern Region local supporters group.

While there was little news to chew on, it was an opportunity for Beckham and Miami to make headlines around the world regarding the future launch of the team, which may happen in the 2016 or 2017 season.

Is No News Good News For David Beckham And Don Garber In Miami?

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David Beckham exercising the option in his contract to purchase an MLS expansion franchise is old news. It's also old news that he was going to do this in Miami, which is apparently his adopted home now. But today's "big announcement" was nothing more than the expected; the obvious to anyone in the know.

David Beckham Encounters Issues With Port Of Miami Location, But Other Possibilities Exist For Miami MLS Team

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David Beckham's plans for building a MLS stadium at the Port Of Miami have come undone, according to a source familiar with the developments. The source considers the Port Of Miami/Watson Island project as "highly problematic" due to traffic considerations, potential parking hassles and the possible long-term needto expand the Port of Miami.

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Miami catching up with New York and Los Angeles as media HQ for soccer in US

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The Miami area has in the past few years quickly emerged as the third soccer media hub in the United States rivaling Los Angeles and New York. For a long time, the area hostedGolTV, which was the first national 24-hour soccer network on cable and satellite TV. But following the contraction of MLS' Fort Lauderdale-based Miami Fusion club in 2001 and a long absence of major friendlies from 2003 to 2010, the area became seen as somewhat of a soccer wasteland.

Miami catching up with New York and Los Angeles as media HQ for soccer in US

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The Miami area has in the past few years quickly emerged as the third soccer media hub in the United States rivaling Los Angeles and New York. For a long time, the area hostedGolTV, which was the first national 24-hour soccer network on cable and satellite TV. But following the contraction of MLS' Fort Lauderdale-based Miami Fusion club in 2001 and a long absence of major friendlies from 2003 to 2010, the area became seen as somewhat of a soccer wasteland.