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Fútbol Miami MLS stadium saga staggers on as group meets with Doral officials

Pepsi Doral Fútbol Miami MLS stadium

The search for a Fútbol Miami MLS stadium continues, as the ownership group met with members of Doral city government to discuss a lot of land next to the Palmetto Expressway, according to the Miami Herald.

Doral mayor Juan Carlos “JC” Bermudez disclosed the meeting to the public at a City Council meeting Wednesday. According to the Herald, the meeting included members of the city’s administration, MLS deputy commissioner Mark Abbott, Fútbol Miami MLS partner Jose Mas and real estate developer David Martin, who owns the land in consideration.

Hialeah is the surprise best location for Beckham’s MLS team

Hialeah Park, circa 1930

The endless rollercoaster of indecision that is David Beckham’s quest for an MLS franchise has a new twist as of last week. Claro. The Miami Herald reported that Beckham’s group, primarily newly minted owner Jorge Mas, are looking at potential stadium sites other than the Overtown plan which was close to being finalized. The new locations, no less than five according to Mas, span from Downtown to Doral to Hialeah.

They seem to concede that after years of bluffing about requiring a stadium in the “urban core”, MLS doesn’t really care where they put it as long as it’s in the county.

One of the sites that’s making Miamians do a double take is Hialeah Park. And it could be the perfect location for Beckham to base his MLS franchise.

Hear me out, groaning Miamians.

The Men Behind Miami Beckham United: Who are the owners of Miami’s future MLS franchise?

Fútbol Miami MLS is attempting to bring Major League Soccer to Miami. Graphic courtesy Fútbol Miami MLS.

South Florida is rife with excitement following Major League Soccer’s announcement that Miami will be awarded an MLS franchise. After a tumultuous four years, David Beckham has seemingly rounded up the partners and money he needs to bring a first division franchise back to South Florida for the first time in 16 years with the Miami Beckham United group.

“Fútbol Miami MLS” invites fans to “major soccer announcement” on Monday

Fútbol Miami MLS is attempting to bring Major League Soccer to Miami. Graphic courtesy Fútbol Miami MLS.

Another day down, another day closer to a significant moment for soccer fans of Miami-Dade County.

“Fútbol Miami MLS” released a website Friday with a countdown clock to a “major soccer announcement” on Monday at noon. On the website, a link was also available to the Adrienne Arsht Center’s website, where tickets were made available for this announcement. (UPDATE: Tickets for the event have sold out).

Miami Herald: Miami MLS bid nears formal launch

From left: Simon Fuller, David Beckham and Marcelo Claure in a picture shared on Twitter on Jan. 13, 2018. Photo courtesy Marcelo Claure's Twitter account.

It has been almost four years since David Beckham first publicly appeared on the South Florida scene with a pledge that he would bring Major League Soccer to South Florida. 1,448 days. 34,752 hours. No Miami MLS.

A long time.

It appears that the “countup” clock many in the Miami-Dade soccer community may finally stop ticking.

After weeks of positive movement and reports that the long-awaited announcement was drawing near, the Miami Herald reported Wednesday that the Miami MLS ownership group consisting of Beckham, Marcelo Claure, Simon Fuller, and Jorge and Jose Mas would formally launch its team on Monday.