David Beckham speaks at an event where it was announced that Major League Soccer is bringing an expansion team to Miami, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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David Beckham had a speech prepared and well-rehearsed for the event four years in the making, then abandoned his script shortly after taking the stage.The journey is now complete: Beckham has his team, and Miami is back in Major League Soccer.Beckham and MLS announced Monday that the long-awaited franchise is now born. It took Beckham nearly four years just to get this far with Miami, and there's a slew of details still to come – such as the team name, logo and when it will start play."Welcome, Miami," MLS Commissioner Don Garber said."Hola, Miami," Beckham said.The Miami area had an MLS team from 1998 through 2001, one that folded largely because of poor attendance.In 2006, there were 12 MLS clubs and the expansion fee to enter the league was $10 million.As part of former English star's playing contract with the Los Angeles Galaxy, Beckham had the right to establish an MLS franchise for $25 million.
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