David Beckham‘s group continues to work on a Miami MLS club, and the league says that an announcement could be made in the coming months.
Miami Beckham United has been working for years to bring an MLS expansion franchise to Miami, where the group would construct a privately-financed stadium. The effort has taken some major steps this year, including the addition of financier Todd Boehly as majority owner and approval from Miami-Dade County to purchase the remaining land needed for a new stadium in Overtown.
Those steps, however, have not finalized Miami’s place in MLS, as the stadium still has hurdles to clear at the local level and MLS must ultimately approve the expansion bid. A spokesperson, however, recently confirmed that MLS could make an announcement in the coming months. More from BBC Sport:
MLS spokesperson Dan Courtemanche told BBC Sport: “We look forward to working with David, Todd Boehly [majority owner] and their partners to finalise their expansion plan.
“David and his partners have committed a significant amount of time and resources to put everything in place to bring Miami the elite-level soccer team and stadium it richly deserves.
“We expect to make an official announcement to launch a new Miami expansion club in the coming months.”
Miami is one of the markets that MLS has been expected to add it makes its push toward 28 teams. The league fielded 22 clubs in 2017, and will add another when Los Angeles FC begins play in 2018.
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