Beckham’s MLS Franchise Announced

After nearly four years of waiting, ex-Manchester United, Real Madrid and LA Galaxy star David Beckham finally has a Major League Soccer franchise.

MLS announced Monday the Beckham-led Miami club will enter the league as its 25th team with a start date set for 2020.

The ceremony was attended by MLS commissioner Don Garber, Beckham and his ownership group, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.

Beckham said he’s “deeply satisfied, grateful and excited” that his mission to bring an MLS club to South Florida is done.

“Our pledge to our fans in Miami and around the world is simple: your team will always strive to make you proud on the pitch, our stadium will be a place that you cherish visiting, and our impact in the community and on South Florida’s youth will run deep,” Beckham said in a statement.

The league said the Miami team name, logo and coaching staff will be announced at a later date.

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