It’s official: David Beckham and his partners have been awarded an MLS soccer franchise based in Miami.
The team name and colors will be unveiled within months, and will begin play for the first time in 2020
Don Garber, league commissioner, made the announcement at an event this afternoon attended by Beckham, Marcelo Claure, and Jorge and Jose Mas – all partners in the team. Softbank billionaire Masayoshi Son is also a partner and made a video appearance.
Overtown will become the home of the team, in a new privately funded stadium expected to cost over $200 million.