Former soccer superstar
Beckham and his investment group exercised an option to buy an MLS franchise and plan to have the team play in Miami, contingent on securing a privately funded stadium,
Beckham and MLS Commissioner Don Garber were scheduled to be in Miami on Tuesday and Wednesday to drum up support for the team.
The two also were scheduled to hold a press conference Wednesday with Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez to "make a significant announcement impacting the Miami community," MLSSoccer.com reported.
MLS has not yet awarded Miami a team because a stadium plan is still pending, but the Beckham-led team likely would begin play in the 2017 season if not in 2016, the Miami Herald reported.
MLS recently announced plans to return to Florida, saying in November that the
Beckham, 38, the former captain of England's national team who also played for the