A fierce topic of debate at the last
We'll never know the answer to that question, of course. But we may soon find out how good a soccer owner he can be after the
"There's some interest in both sides," James told reporters Monday. "David has become a good friend of mine over the last few years and I think it would be great for this city to have a football club."
James already has an ownership stake -- alongside
"The research is being made out but I think it can be huge," said James, a four-time
Beckham, who played his last match for the Galaxy in the
In recent weeks he's toured several potential venues for the team, including hulking
Putting another professional soccer franchise in South Florida, where the sport has failed twice before, could be a few years away, however. The MLS has already committed to adding franchises in Orlando, Fla., and New York City for the 2015 season, growing the league to 21 teams. And an MLS executive said he believes Atlanta will get the next invitation and could join the league by 2017.
But league Commissioner Don Garber has publicly said he would like MLS to comprise 24 teams by 2020, with South Florida among the areas the league favors.