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  • Beckham makes pitch for Miami MLS franchise

    David Beckham brought his international star power to the halls of the Florida Capitol on Tuesday, trying to rally support from the governor and legislators for the Major League Soccer franchise he plans to bring to Miami later this decade.

  • David Beckham speaks during a news conference, Monday, March 24, 2014 in Miami. Beckham's architects and advisers have recommended the Port of Miami as the stadium site for the Major League Soccer expansion team that will be owned by the former English national team captain. The plan announced Monday would have an open-air stadium with views of the bay and the downtown skyline. The capacity could be as low as 21,000 or as high as 35,000. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    Beckham makes pitch for soccer at Fla. Capitol

    David Beckham brought his international star power to the halls of the Florida Capitol on Tuesday, trying to rally support from the governor and legislators for the professional soccer franchise he plans to bring to Miami later this decade.

  • Beckham makes pitch for Miami soccer franchise

    Soccer star David Beckham is pitching his idea to bring a Major League Soccer franchise to Miami.

  • FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2014 file photo, former English soccer star David Beckham, third from left, poses with MLS Commissioner  Don Garber, left, Miami-Dade County mayor Carlos Gimenez, right,  and soccer fans with the Southern Legion at a news conference where he announced he will exercise his option to purchase a Major League Soccer expansion team in Miami. Beckham's architects have recommended the Port of Miami as the stadium site for the Major League Soccer expansion team. The plan announced Monday, March 24, 2014, would have a 25,000-seat, open-air stadium with views of the bay and the downtown skyline. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

    Beckham's architects recommend Port of Miami site

    David Beckham's architects and advisers have recommended the Port of Miami as the stadium site for the Major League Soccer expansion team that will be owned by the former England captain.

  • FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2014 file photo, former English soccer star David Beckham, third from left, poses with MLS Commissioner  Don Garber, left, Miami-Dade County mayor Carlos Gimenez, right,  and soccer fans with the Southern Legion at a news conference where he announced he will exercise his option to purchase a Major League Soccer expansion team in Miami. Beckham's architects have recommended the Port of Miami as the stadium site for the Major League Soccer expansion team. The plan announced Monday, March 24, 2014, would have a 25,000-seat, open-air stadium with views of the bay and the downtown skyline. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

    Beckham group eyes Port of Miami for MLS home

    David Beckham's architects and advisers have recommended the Port of Miami as the stadium site for the Major League Soccer expansion team that will be owned by the former English national team captain.

  • Manchester United's players celebrate Wayne Rooney's goal against West Ham United during their English Premier League soccer match at Upton Park, London, Saturday, March 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

    Rooney scores from halfway line for Man United

    Wayne Rooney replicated one of David Beckham's most memorable Manchester United goals on Saturday - with the retired star watching in the stands at West Ham.

  • Beckham visits typhoon-devastated Philippine city

    David Beckham visited the storm-devastated Philippine city of Tacloban on Thursday as part of UNICEF's relief efforts.

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  • David Beckham takes a photo of his four children in the front row before the Victoria Beckham show, as daughter Harper sits in Beckham's lap Sunday Feb. 9, 2014, during Fashion Week in New York.  (AP Photo/Jocelyn Noveck)

    Beckham's runway show is a family affair

    Those who come to fashion shows purely for the celebrity factor would not have been disappointed Sunday morning at Victoria Beckham's runway show, where they got to see soccer great David Beckham, accompanied by their four impeccably groomed children, snap selfies of himself and his toddler daughter while waiting for Mom's big moment.

  • The Alexander Wang Fall 2014 collection is modeled during Fashion Week in New York, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

    NY Fashion Week, Day 4: DKNY, Beckham and Bono

    New York Fashion Week ended its fourth day Sunday with a celebration of Diane von Furstenberg's wrap dress, an appearance by Victoria Beckham's family, and Chelsea Clinton popping up at the show for Edun, the Africa-focused line founded by rocker Bono and his wife.

  • Former England soccer player and model David Beckham makes an appearance at H&M Times Square for his new men's underwear line on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

    David Beckham unveils new MLS franchise in Miami

    Retired soccer superstar David Beckham has chosen Miami for his Major League Soccer franchise, he announced Wednesday morning.

  • Former England soccer star David Beckham, center, poses with MLS Commissioner  Don Garber, left, and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, during a news conference where Beckham announced he will exercise his option to purchase a Major League Soccer expansion team in Miami, Wednesday, Feb. 5,  2014, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    Beckham exercises option to buy MLS team in Miami

    David Beckham hopped onto the stage, his back to sun-splashed Biscayne Bay, and a pack of photographers jostled for position as admirers cheered and chanted.

  • FILE - In a Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 file photo, former England soccer player and model David Beckham makes an appearance at H&M Times Square for his new men's underwear line, in New York. Beckham will take part in a news conference Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 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, Feb. 3. The league has discussed placing its next two expansion teams in Miami and Atlanta. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

    Beckham to discuss effort to bring team to 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.

  • Barcelona's Gerard Pique, left, is congratulated by teammate Alexis Sanchez from Chile, and Lionel Messi from Argentina,  after  Pique scored a goal against  Levante during their La Liga soccer match at the Ciutat de Valencia stadium in Valencia, Spain, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)

    Madrid, Barcelona remain top football moneymakers

    Real Madrid and Barcelona are football's biggest moneymakers for the fifth straight year, while Manchester United lost its place among the top three biggest-earning clubs for the first time.

  • Barcelona's Gerard Pique, left, is congratulated by teammate Alexis Sanchez from Chile, and Lionel Messi from Argentina,  after  Pique scored a goal against  Levante during their La Liga soccer match at the Ciutat de Valencia stadium in Valencia, Spain, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)

    Madrid, Barca remain top soccer moneymakers

    Real Madrid and Barcelona are soccer's biggest moneymakers for the fifth straight year, and Manchester United lost its place among the top three biggest-earning clubs for the first time.

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  • "No one's promised me anything," Beckham said about his brief visit. "But they promised me that they support having the team in Miami and are excited about that. It's good that they haven't promised me anything, because then I know it's going to be fair and the decision will be down to what they think is best for the state."

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