Miami pitches hopes for team to Beckham

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Miami pitches hopes for team to Beckham

MIAMI - David Beckham may be setting his sights on a new sports venture: a professional football team in Miami.

The newly retired Beckham toured Sun Life and Florida International University stadiums and met with Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez on Saturday.

“We’re ready and we’re excited about the possibility of having top-flight professional soccer back in Miami,” Gimenez said. “With people from all over the world living in our community, this is an ideal market for MLS and David Beckham is the right person to make it happen.”

Miami has had a Major League Soccer team before; the Miami Fusion held matches in Fort Lauderdale from 1998 to 2001, before shutting down because of poor attendance.
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