EXCLUSIVE — David Beckham Awarded Miami Soccer Franchise; Announcement Set For Next Week!

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Brit soccer legend David Beckham has been awarded Miami soccer franchise (Splash News photo)

MIAMI — Soccer legend and part-time model David Beckham has been awarded a Major League Soccer franchise, Gossip Extra has learned, and the official announcement will be made at a star-studded party next week in Miami.

While MLS officials are closed-mouthed and aren’t returning calls, a source close to the project tells Gossip Extra that Commissioner Don Garber has signed off on Beckham’s plan to start play on time for the 2016 season.

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David Beckham’s billboard ads are all over chilly Manhattan (Splash News photo)

“It’s a done deal,” said the source, who asked not to be named. “They’re preparing for the big announcement. There’ll be several celebrities there, including LeBron James.”

Coincidentally, or maybe not, James and the Miami Heat play their last home game this week before a two-week stretch away from the Triple A.

“They picked next week because LeBron’s in town,” the source said. “His being there will create an even bigger buzz.”

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David Beckham played for the MLS’ Los Angeles Galaxy until he retired last year (Splash News photo)

James is a soccer nut, and a part-owner of the legendary British club of Liverpool FC. He reportedly has been considering investing in the Miami club.

The Beckham announcement is scheduled to be made as Beck’s management team negotiates with Miami leaders for a location and financing of a soccer-specific stadium.

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Comments

  1. JOEL GOODMAN says

    I EXPECT THE CROWDS WILL BE AS LARGE AS FOR THE MARLINS GAMES, AND ONLY HISPANIC. ANGLOS ARE NOT SOCCER FANS IN THIS COUNTRY.

  2. Ron Belson says

    Joel my friend. Times have changed. Soccer in this country is on the rise. You can expect other demographics to follow very soon. You gotta admit one thing Joel, it’s great exercise and frankly we Americans need as much exercise as we can get. Most of us might not be good enough to make the professional ranks but those that do… well more power to them right. I’d rather have our kids playing soccer than having them hanging out on the street corner up to no good. At the very least they’ll be healthier. And that my friend is a win win for everyone. :-) Cheers

    • Will says

      I agree with Ron, and frankly, the sport provides a positive role model for children, soccer does not disfranchise kids who are not built like Freezers (Football) or 7ft tall (Basketball). Any kid can perform. little skinny kids don’t have to be ashamed and can be part of it. (you’ve guest it…i’m small and skinny), welcome home Beckham!!!

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