Chris Smith in Miami

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Jan 30

MLS failed in Miami before. Will David Beckham’s team be any different?

The Miami Fusion flickered and died at the start of the century. But the league – and soccer in the US – is in a very different place these daysDuring the darkest hours of his four-year quest to bring a Major League Soccer team to Miami, which was fina…

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Jan 29

David Beckham announces launch of his MLS Miami team

Former England captain has endured long journey to found clubBeckham paid $25m for rights to new expansion franchiseAn emotional David Beckham said Miami had made his “dream had come true” after finally becoming a Major League Soccer team owner. The Mi…

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May 19

‘This is our last chance,’ says Beckham group before MLS Miami stadium vote

Former England captain now has $500m investment in place, but still needs local approval on the stadium plot required to secure MLS franchise

David Beckham’s protracted bid to bring a Major League Soccer team to Miami now rests on the fate of a small plot of disused, contaminated, county-owned land.

Tim Leiweke, Beckham’s top negotiator, this week told residents in the Overtown district where it plans to build a 25,000-seat arena “this is the last chance to get a stadium or soccer team”.

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