David Beckham's MLS-to-Miami plan nearing completion

By Evan Hilbert | CBSSports.com

David Beckham hopes to join LeBron James on the Miami sporting scene.
David Beckham hopes to join LeBron James on the Miami sporting scene. (Getty Images)

It's no secret that former international soccer star and current underwear model David Beckham has visions of owning a Major League Soccer team in Miami.

That plan, according to the Miami Herald, is one step closer to completion, pending enough private support to fund a new stadium.

Beckham will be in south Florida throughout this week, meeting with youth players and attempting to drum up support for the team and stadium. According to the report, Beckham is in negotiations with Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez over a piece of county-owned land, which Beckham hopes to lease and build a 25,000-seat stadium upon.

The MLS will not award Miami a team until the stadium plan is more solid, but the paper is reporting that such an event is due to occur in the next few months.

At the earliest, Miami would compete in the MLS in 2016.

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