Archives: David Beckham

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

Posted on by Pedro Heizer
international-champions-cup-final-miami

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 … Continue reading

David Beckham Meets With Politicians In Tallahassee In Hopes of Receiving Funding For Stadium [PHOTOS]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
david-beckham

David Beckham met with politicians in the Florida State Capitol building in Tallahassee today, knowing that he needs their support and financial clout to help finance a stadium in Miami for Beckham’s MLS team. Beckham met with Florida Governor Rick Scott … Continue reading

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

Posted on by Christopher Harris
miami-mls-stadium-design-main

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 … Continue reading

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

Posted on by Christopher Harris
david-beckham-script

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 … Continue reading

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

Posted on by Christopher Harris
wsr

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 … Continue reading

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

Posted on by Christopher Harris
david-beckham

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 … Continue reading

WATCH David Beckham Miami MLS Press Conference; Live At 10am ET [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
david-beckham-press-conference

It’s been 13 years and counting since a Major League Soccer team has played in the southeastern United States, but finally an ambitious entrepreneur is ready to take the risk of launching that team. That man is David Beckham. Beckham … Continue reading

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

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
midtown-miami

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, … Continue reading

David Beckham MLS Team Has Narrowed Miami Stadium Choices, Says Source

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
port-of-miami

This afternoon, I had a lengthy conversation with a well-placed source that indicated that following yesterday’s unanimous Miami-Dade County Commission vote, the ownership group of a potential Miami MLS franchise that is fronted by David Beckham could make an announcement … Continue reading

Could Beckham’s Miami Experiment Kill Local Pro Soccer?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
david-beckham-miami

The Fort Lauderdale Strikers just completed a season where the club set an average attendance record for a local lower-division professional club, breaking a mark that was set a quarter-century ago in during the 1988 APSL season. The continued discussion … Continue reading

Stephen Ross Cools On Owning Piece of Beckham Miami MLS Team, Says Sources: Monday Soccer Insider

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
beckham-ross-collage

I am hearing from multiple sources that Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has cooled on owning a piece of MLS team in Miami. This may explain why most media reports indicate David Beckham has moved beyond Ross’ Dolphins Stadium complex … Continue reading

David Beckham Plans to Build 75,000 Seater Stadium in Miami For His MLS Team

Posted on by Christopher Harris
beckham-fiu-miami

According to a report coming out of England tonight, David Beckham has decided that his Miami MLS team will temporarily play at Sun Life Stadium before moving to a brand-new 75,000 seater stadium that will be built with money from … Continue reading

Why LeBron James’ Interest In David Beckham’s Miami MLS Team is a Smart Move

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
lebron-james-david-beckham

Last week I stated for Beckham’s Miami MLS dream to work he must cater to a largely Hispanic audience. But the potential addition of LeBron James to the ownership group changes this equation substantially. James has mainstream credibility among an … Continue reading

David Beckham Needs to Embrace Hispanic Population in Miami For MLS Team to Be a Success

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
neymar-beckham

David Beckham’s much anticipated Miami MLS team cannot hope to be all things to all people. In a fickle sports market whose propensity for failing soccer franchises and under-appreciated sporting events of every stripe, the only way to go might … Continue reading

Why David Beckham’s Miami MLS Team Shouldn’t Play at Marlins Park or FIU Stadium

Posted on by Christopher Harris
miami-marlins-stadium

David Beckham is considering either Marlins Park or FIU Stadium as the temporary home for his Miami MLS franchise, according to Miami Mayor Carlos Gimenez as reported by The Miami Herald. A final decision has yet to be reached. And … Continue reading

David Beckham Is In Miami, Hanging Out With Neymar, David Luiz and Lucas Leiva [PHOTOS]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
neymar-beckham

David Beckham is in Miami tonight, hanging out with several players from the Brazil national team ahead of their game against Honduras this weekend in South Florida. Beckham met up with several of the Brazilian players including Neymar, David Luiz … Continue reading

8 Stadium Options for David Beckham’s Miami MLS Team

Posted on by Christopher Harris
beckham-fiu-miami

The return of MLS to South Florida is inevitable. All indications are that the franchise led by David Beckham is a go. The only two major questions that need to be answered are when the announcement will be made, and … Continue reading

Miami Is A Complex Market, But Beckham’s MLS Team Can Be A Success Here

Posted on by Juan Arango
chelsea-real-madrid-miami

The Independent newspaper recently published an article about the forthcoming announcement of David Beckham opening a MLS franchise in Miami. The author spewed lazy stereotypes that many US soccer journalists, bloggers and fans have hurled at Miami for years. They … Continue reading