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Miami-haters could forge identity for Beckham’s MLS superclub; By Simon Evans

There were two developments on the expansion front in Major League Soccer in this past week, that generated two very different reactions in the American soccer community. In Minneapolis, MLS awarded a franchise to the Minnesota United group which is set to become the 23rd team in the ever-growing league. From being a club that was at risk of going out of business in the NASL, Minnesota...
Via World Soccer Talk
1 day ago  |  Discuss

David Beckham’s Group Should Buy The New York Red Bulls

If you have been following the ongoing saga of David Beckham and his quest to place an MLS team back in Miami, Florida, you are well aware of the struggles that he has encountered. Stadium proposals being turned down. Government officials playing hardball, and little momentum has been gained since his public rally last year. Instead of continuing to deal with such lunacy, I propose...
Via Total MLS
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Howler saga illustrates how MLS needs to develop a thicker skin

“Never pick a fight with someone who buys ink by the barrel” may have disputed origins and be technologically unfit for our current media world, but it’s a good piece of advice for sports leagues and figures nonetheless. We’ve seen time after time how silly fights with the media have gone poorly for college coaches and programs, but other leagues appear to have not gotten...
Via Awful Announcing
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Soccer Morning (3.23.15) Robert Andrew Powell and Charlie Boehm

Jason kicks off today’s show with Charles Boehm (SoccerWire) as they look back at the weekend’s Major League Soccer headlines and results. Author Robert Andrew Powell then comes on the show to discuss his Howler Magazine piece on Marcelo Claure and David Beckham’s efforts to bring a Major League Soccer franchise back to Miami. Listen to the episode above or here. You can listen...
Via World Soccer Talk
4 days ago  |  Discuss

David Beckham backs 'perfect' Gareth Bale despite struggles

David Beckham has backed Gareth Bale to return to his best at Real Madrid - claiming the Welshman had the "perfect" first season at the club last term. Bale has come under intense scrutiny this season and there have been several reports linking him with a move back to the Premier League in the summer after he was whistled by his own supporters on several occasions. The Welshman...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Time for MLS to pull the plug on Miami debacle

The time has come for MLS to pull the plug on the Miami debacle. The league, which has begun its 20th season in a strong position, now has the ability to pick and choose expansion markets. David Beckham’s commitment to Miami and to MLS is admirable, but the market is too fraught with risk at a time when other geographic locations represent an almost sure thing. Florida is the...
Via World Soccer Talk
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Soccer is Taking Over American Television

Across the pond, there is no secret which major sport rules common culture, television, and media coverage. The English Premier League is dominant across all broadcast mediums in England, and its exposure is growing here in the United States. The rights to broadcast EPL games in America were acquired by NBC prior to the 2013-2014 season for a three-year window. While the network...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cristiano Ronaldo to MLS in 2018? Say it IS so!

Ya, we know…it’s a whole three years and in the world of international wheeling and dealing on the transfer market that’s a lifetime. However, after Grant Wahl of SI.com reported reigning Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo will come to Major League Soccer in 2018 it’s hard not to get excited. According to Wahl’s report, Ronaldo’s current plan is to come to MLS after...
Via 32 Flags
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cristiano Ronaldo to MLS in 2018? Say it IS so!

Ya, we know…it’s a whole three years and in the world of international wheeling and dealing on the transfer market that’s a lifetime. However, after Grant Wahl of SI.com reported reigning Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo will come to Major League Soccer in 2018 it’s hard not to get excited. According to Wahl’s report, Ronaldo’s current plan is to come to MLS after...
Via Bloguin Best
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Time for MLS to look beyond Miami for second Florida soccer team

The time for Major League Soccer to look past Miami and David Beckham has come to pass. Don Garber’s 45-day deadline is almost certain to come and go without a resolution in Miami’s favor. Thus the time has come to consider other options. Let me make the case today that despite the success of Sacramento in USL Pro last year, if Miami is going to lose the chance to return to...
Via World Soccer Talk
16 days ago  |  Discuss

MLS welcoming several international stars in 2015

Following in the tradition of David Beckham, an influx of international talent marks Major League Soccer's 20th season. Even though he was in the late stage of his career, Beckham's signing by the Los Angeles Galaxy in 2007 helped bring added legitimacy to MLS. Now more international players are following in his footsteps, many coming stateside for the chance to extend their careers...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: David Beckham bends it on the pool table

David Beckham has bent it so often in his soccer playing career that there is even a movie named after it. Now, Beckham has translated that onto the pool table. In a commercial for H & M clothing company, Beckham does his best “Minnesota Fats” impersonation as he shows up a “hustler” and can apparently only win and pull off those great shots by wearing H & M clothes...
Via 32 Flags
22 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: David Beckham bends it on the pool table

David Beckham has bent it so often in his soccer playing career that there is even a movie named after it. Now, Beckham has translated that onto the pool table. In a commercial for H & M clothing company, Beckham does his best “Minnesota Fats” impersonation as he shows up a “hustler” and can apparently only win and pull off those great shots by wearing H & M clothes...
Via Bloguin Best
22 days ago  |  Discuss

British broadcaster Sky Sports wins rights to broadcast MLS matches

Going into its 20th season, Major League Soccer has expanded its global reach by partnering up with Sky Sports to broadcast league matches in the United Kingdom. [TV deal will help MLS grow] The league announced on Wednesday that both parties have agreed to a four-year deal. British fans will get to watch at least two MLS regular-season matches each week, the AT&T MLS All-Star...
Via isportsweb.com
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Arsenal to cut Beckham’s son Brooklyn from youth academy

  Apparently, David Beckham’s oldest son, Brooklyn, isn’t Arsenal material.   Arsenal won’t offer Beckham, 15, a youth contract to continue playing in its prestigious youth academy beyond this season, according to the Mail. Beckham currently plays for Arsenal’s U-16 team, but he must find a new club for next season because other right-sided midfielders are...
Via NESN.com
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Arsenal 'will not be offering scholarship to Brooklyn Beckham'

Arsenal are not expected to offer Brooklyn Beckham a scholarship. The 15-year-old son of former England captain David Beckham has been playing within the club's Hale End academy set-up, and had his sights set on a two-year scholarship with the Gunners. However, it is understood Arsenal will not be offering terms to Beckham, who plays right midfield and who had been called up to the...
Via Fox Sports
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

No place at Arsenal for Beckham junior

No place at Arsenal for Beckham junior - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Heart break for David Beckham’s son Brooklyn Beckham. The 15-year-old who is a reported Arsenal fan, will not be continuing with his dream club from next season.  The youngster is enrolled at the club’s Hale End academy and was hoping to secure a two-year-deal with the Gunners, but he will be left...
Via Soccerlens
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

David Beckham’s Son, Brooklyn, Shooting Through Arsenal’s Youth Ranks (Video)

Soccer fans soon might wonder seriously whether Brooklyn Beckham can become as good a player as his father David was. Brooklyn, 15, is progressing through Arsenal’s youth system, and his recent call-up to the Premier League club’s under-18 team has prompted speculation that his first professional contract isn’t too far away, according to the Mirror. Brooklyn was an unused substitute...
Via NESN.com
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

David Beckham backs Luis Figo's FIFA presidential bid

LONDON -- David Beckham has welcomed former Real Madrid teammate Luis Figo's bid to unseat Sepp Blatter, saying FIFA needs candidates ''passionate about the game.'' Figo is the only former player standing in May's election, which also features FIFA vice president Prince Ali bin al-Hussein and Dutch football association chairman Michael van Praag. Ahead of Figo's manifesto launch...
Via AP on Fox
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

David Beckham welcomes Luis Figo's FIFA presidential bid

LONDON (AP) David Beckham has welcomed former Real Madrid teammate Luis Figo's bid to unseat Sepp Blatter, saying FIFA needs candidates ''passionate about the game.'' Figo is the only former player standing in May's election, which also features FIFA vice president Prince Ali bin al-Hussein and Dutch football association chairman Michael van Praag. Ahead of Figo's manifesto launch...
Via AP on Fox
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Former soccer star David Beckham launches children's fund

LONDON (AP) David Beckham has marked his 10th year as a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF by setting up a new personal fund, saying he wants to ''raise millions'' to help protect the world's most vulnerable children. Named after Beckham's jersey number during his career with Manchester United and England, ''7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund'' was launched in London on Monday and is...
Via AP on Fox
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

David Beckham's Miami franchise offered temporary stadium

David Beckham's MLS franchise in Miami could start life playing in a temporary home at Florida State University (FIU). The ownership group - currently named Miami Beckham United - have struggled to find a permanent location for the club. A year to the day since the former England captain and Sky Sports Ambassador announced his intention to create a new franchise in  MLS, Miami-Dade...
Via Fox Sports
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

MLS holding Beckham to a downtown Miami-only stadium location makes zero sense

Rumors continue to swirl both in South Florida and nationally about David Beckham’s plans regarding his proposed MLS team in Miami. The global superstar has run into numerous hurdles to build a stadium in the desired downtown location. Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber has made it clear that he wants a new Miami team to play in downtown. Though, given the dynamics of...
Via World Soccer Talk
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Sebastian Giovinco is the most important MLS signing since Beckham

MLS and Toronto FC have made it official, 27 year old Italian international Sebastian Giovinco is leaving Juventus to come to North America and play in MLS. This is a change of pace when it comes to typical MLS signings who are coming from Europe. MLS has had a history of signing players from Europe who are either younger USMNT players who are in their 20’s and are entering their...
Via Bloguin Best
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

David Beckham Developing His Own Whiskey

We have talked about David Beckham, theunderwear designer. We have talked about David Beckham, the MLS owner. Now it looks like David Beckham is entering into the world of alcohol. Diageo is developing a brand of single grain Scotch whiskey called “Haig Club” with David Beckham. The drink has been something that was approved by Beckham (tough job) and according to master distiller...
Via Bloguin Best
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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