‘Class of 92’ blueprint for Miami, says BeckhamMIAMI,

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 31 Jan 2018 14:19:05

DAVID Beckham wants to emulate Manchester United’s tradition of youth development as he looks to build success with his new Major League Soccer franchise in Miami.
The English football superstar was celebrating after his four-year wait to own an MLS franchise came to end in a glitzy press conference in Florida.

Good luck messages were beamed to the new team’s excited “Southern Legion” fan group from the likes of Neymar, Tom Brady, Usain Bolt and Hollywood A-lister Will Smith.
There is still no name for the team or logo, while controversy over the building of a 25,000-seater stadium in Overtown, a deprived area of downtown Miami where Beckham’s ownership group have purchased a plot of land which will eventually cost in excess of $25 million.

A legal case against the sale of one part of the land remains ongoing and won’t be settled until June.
“This is a positive story,” said Beckham when asked about appeasing those who are against his plans. “We want to be good neighbors.” Brand Beckham, however, is alive and well in South Florida and, of course, it wasn’t long before player names were being thrown into the mix as he took questions.
“Cristiano Ronaldo? You’d have to ask him,” Beckham said when quizzed if he would be making a move for the Portuguese superstar.

Naturally, a team in Miami needs a big name to push ticket sales and get the marketing men interested. Yet Beckham knows about the importance of nurturing from within.