David Beckham says he is "very excited" about the prospects of owning an MLS franchise in Miami.
David Beckham says he is "very excited" about the prospects of owning an MLS franchise in Miami.
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MACAU (AP) - David Beckham says he is looking forward to becoming the owner of a new MLS franchise in Miami.

Beckham says ''nothing has been confirmed yet, but it's something I am very excited about.''

He adds that ''Miami is something that really excites me because there is a great energy down there. They are ready for a football team in that part of the world.''

STRAUS: December expiration looms for Beckham's expansion option

Beckham was speaking at a promotional event at The Venetian casino in Macau. He is expected to attend Saturday's WBO welterweight title fight between Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios at The Venetian.

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