Two superstar athletes are coming together to potentially bring soccer back to South Florida — LeBron James and David Beckham.
According to ESPN.com, the superstars have been in discussions about bringing a MLS franchise to the state.
James already holds an ownership stake with Liverpool of the English Premier League, while Beckham — who recently retired from the sport — has been exploring the idea of running his own MLS franchise for the past few months.
“There’s some interest in both sides,” James told ESPN Monday (Nov. 18). “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 for sure.”
When or if it will happen remains to be seen. James said discussions are preliminary and haven’t advanced past “some open dialogues.”
The MLS had a franchise in South Florida from 1998 to 2001, but the Fusion folded after playing in Fort Lauderdale.