Beckham Set To Own 20th MLS Club

Beckham Set To Own 20th MLS Club

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On November 23, 2009
  • 14 Comments
  • David Beckham, MLS Expansion, New York Expansion
David Beckham will be a club owner in the near future. (Getty Images)

David Beckham will be a club owner in the near future. (Getty Images)

While we don’t know where the location of the 20th Major League Soccer club will eventually be we do have a pretty good idea of who the owner of the club will be. It’s been reported nearly everywhere that David Beckham has an option in his mega-MLS contract that stipulates he can own a club once he is done playing in the league.

So in 2012 when his contract is up he will likely stay in the league as an owner.

“We’ve got options of which team [to buy],” said MLS commissioner Don Garber, declining to name them or potential cities. “It will happen eventually, yeah.”

Beckham’s option starts with the 20th MLS club according to Garber but that won’t come until at least 2012. With Montreal set to be number 19 you have ti figure the list of potential cities for a Beckham owned team is pretty short. I don’t see Beckham taking over an existing club at the moment and relocating it. Expansion seems to be the way the league wants this deal to work out so more than likely the city has to be big. More than likely it will have to be a New York if it is an expansion team.

From what a few folks are saying this morning like Steve Goff, some former expansion sites like St. Louis and Miami are out of the question right now. Goff said there just isn’t the right money involved in those areas to be considered a strong candidate at the moment.

I know the league does need to be in the Southeast at some point but I just think a Beckham-owned team is better suited for New York here.

  • Jeff

    I think Miami will be Beckham choice.

  • Jeff

    I think Miami will be Beckham choice.

  • Juan

    Miami baby!!!

  • Juan

    Miami baby!!!

  • vic

    take this down……… in 2 years the sucky teams or not so big teams wont be winning. Maybe next year 2010 or 2011 is going to be the last seasons small teams win it because the league is going to be 20 teams or 19 and it will be harder for small teams to win it. Poor FC Dallas, they suck now, imagine when Vancouver, Portland, Montreal join, plus having LA Galaxy, seattle, Houston, Red Bull, Salt Lake, this league is only getting powerful and stronger. The small teams, or teams who dont put effort into their team will suffer like never before because Portland Houston Vancouver Seattle La Galaxy Red Bull La Chivas will keep getting better. Plus, small teams will never win in a fair playoff system. Single table playoffs with 20 teams and 12 make it, or top 8 make it,its will be too hard for small teams to win. That is why Columbus, Salt Lake, already got their chance. Two years left of a small team winning the CUP, trust me

  • vic

    take this down……… in 2 years the sucky teams or not so big teams wont be winning. Maybe next year 2010 or 2011 is going to be the last seasons small teams win it because the league is going to be 20 teams or 19 and it will be harder for small teams to win it. Poor FC Dallas, they suck now, imagine when Vancouver, Portland, Montreal join, plus having LA Galaxy, seattle, Houston, Red Bull, Salt Lake, this league is only getting powerful and stronger. The small teams, or teams who dont put effort into their team will suffer like never before because Portland Houston Vancouver Seattle La Galaxy Red Bull La Chivas will keep getting better. Plus, small teams will never win in a fair playoff system. Single table playoffs with 20 teams and 12 make it, or top 8 make it,its will be too hard for small teams to win. That is why Columbus, Salt Lake, already got their chance. Two years left of a small team winning the CUP, trust me

  • Joseph D'Hippolito

    Maybe Beckham will take over the Galaxy….again? 😉

  • Joseph D'Hippolito

    Maybe Beckham will take over the Galaxy….again? 😉

  • Kaiser

    @ Joseph D'Hippolito NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kaiser

    @ Joseph D'Hippolito
    NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Cannon Girl

      YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And I'll even crochet a 'Beckham' Speedo for you when he does Skippy – 😉

  • Cannon Girl

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And I'll even crochet a 'Beckham' Speedo for you when he does Skippy – 😉

  • Cannon Girl

    This league sorely needs more international talent and Becks owning his own MLS team will heip attract that, but the officiating in MLS still leaves much to be desired.

  • Cannon Girl

    This league sorely needs more international talent and Becks owning his own MLS team will heip attract that, but the officiating in MLS still leaves much to be desired.