Footballers tend to go one of two ways when they finally stop playing and hang up their boots. Some will suddenly balloon and lose any kind of fitness without the training that keeps them in shape, while others will still take care of themselves and will look like they can still play.
David Beckham is 45-years-old, but athletes of his ilk still have that drive that they can play the game regardless of age. After a tough inaugural season that resulted in them missing the MLS Cup Playoffs, Inter Miami CF prepares for their second season.
There was plenty of interest in MLS when David Beckham’s Inter Miami franchise were launched, but hindsight shows their timing was pretty dreadful. There wasn’t an established fanbase and they didn’t manage to bring in a marquee signing to attract some real excitement among potential fans.
Gonzalo Higuain proved class is permanent with an outstanding touch for Inter Miami during a 2-1 defeat to Toronto FC. Inter Miami, founded by English football legend David Beckham, sit 12th out of 14 in the MLS table this term, despite having former Juventus duo Higuain and Blaise Matuidi within their ranks.
Could Luis Suarez eventually land in Major League Soccer? It certainly is a possibility. David Beckham, who owns Inter Miami CF, is reportedly looking to add a big name star to his organization via the transfer market.
Ismael Tajouri-Shradi scored in the 64th minute, the only tally of the match between New York City FC and Inter Miami. It was New York City’s first win of the tournament and kept them alive for advancement into the Round of 16.