- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On July 16, 2013
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- 2016 MLS Expansion, David Beckham, Features, Miami Expansion, MLS Expansion
The David Beckham-Miami-MLS-Expansion train continues to roll on. On Tuesday, The Sun is reporting that the former LA Galaxy midfielder is hoping to unveil his plans for a new club in the coming months.
“It will be in a few months maybe but it’s important to get it right,” said Beckham. “This is a big decision where I’ll have my franchise and how I’m going to do it. It’s something I’m excited about.”
The where is still likely Miami. Beckham visited the area and was joined on that visit by Bolivia-born billionaire Marcelo Claure, who tried unsuccessfully to launch an MLS franchise in Florida in partnership with Spanish giants Barcelona back in 2009.
The 38-year-old had a clause in his contract from his time as a player at LA Galaxy giving him the option to take up ownership of a new club in the MLS for a set fee of $25 million. I almost want to make that point clear, a new club, not an existing one. Even as smart as it would be for him to take over say Chivas USA, it just isn’t going to happen folks.
Now the when of this whole thing will be interesting. Beckham says next few months, which is very similar to the timetable that Orlando has in place to get their expansion bid announced. Double expansion anyone?