- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On June 13, 2014
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- David Beckham
Ever since David Beckham’s most recent set back in South Beach, the question is starting to get asked, would he ditch his expansion efforts all together in that city?
Yahoo Sports is reporting that he could indeed be looking elsewhere, more importantly he could be looking at Los Angeles.
David Beckham has been presented with an alternative option to his bid to start a Major League Soccer club in Miami that could see him instead go head-to-head with his former club, the Los Angeles Galaxy.
Beckham, who played for the Galaxy from 2007 to 2012, was approached this week to become part of a consortium led by Asian investors who are planning to bid for L.A.’s other MLS club, Chivas USA, according to a source with direct knowledge of the offer.
“The consortium would love to have David involved for his international appeal and, of course, his popularity in Los Angeles,” the source said.
“The plan is to establish the club as a force, move it away from its current location and build a serious fan base in L.A. that would enable it to compete with the Galaxy both in terms of branding and on the field.”
Many people dreamed of Beckham taking over Chivas USA back before they were sold to MLS earlier this year. Naturally the team will have to move out of the StubHub Center into a new facility. Which means he could face another round of tough stadium talks within that city.
But if you think about it, this kind of thing isn’t sound too off base. Miami was never actually given an expansion bid, just a handshake saying if a stadium is built that a bid would come. LA is a natural landing spot for Beckham too should Miami fall through anyways. He is extremely popular there and would be able to really make a big splash as an owner in that market.
There are still plenty of questions that would come from this though. Like, will MLS give Beckham a discount on buying the club like they were with his expansion fee? Will this mean Miami loses out all together on a team? If so, who could step in and snatch up that potential open spot? Who are these Asian investors? How much say will they have in the club?
Time will tell as to where this thing will go. I wouldn’t be shocked if the more that things go sour in Miami with regards to the stadium situation that we could see more LA talk with Beckham.