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Beckham to discuss effort to bring team to Miami

Updated: 2014-02-04 10:45
( Agencies)

Beckham to discuss effort to bring team to Miami
Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) talks to soccer legend David Beckham (left) during the fourth quarter of a game against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.  [Photo/Agencies]

MIAMI - David Beckham will take part in a news conference Wednesday to discuss his progress in trying to bring a Major League Soccer expansion team to Miami.

MLS Commissioner Don Garber and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez also will attend the session, which was announced Monday. The league has discussed placing its next two expansion teams in Miami and Atlanta.

Expansion in Miami is contingent on securing a financing plan and location for a new stadium. Beckham has scouted possible sites and is seeking investors to assist with startup costs such as stadium construction and player acquisitions.

Among those who might become involved is Beckham's friend LeBron James.

MLS's Miami Fusion played in Fort Lauderdale from 1998-01.