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David Beckham’s ‘Big’ news not what Miami hoped for

It has been more than three and a half years since soccer icon David Beckham announced he would like to bring a Major League Soccer team to Miami. Local fans are still waiting for his dream to become a reality.
It has been more than three and a half years since soccer icon David Beckham announced he would like to bring a Major League Soccer team to Miami. Local fans are still waiting for his dream to become a reality. MIAMI HERALD

David Beckham made a big announcement on Monday morning, but it’s not the one South Florida soccer fans were hoping for.

That Beckham tease on Instagram Sunday, the one about “Big things are coming Monday,” the one that had local media abuzz, had nothing to do with his proposed Miami Major League Soccer team.

MLS spokesman Dan Courtemanche and Miami Beckham United spokesperson Tadd Schwartz confirmed that there is no announcement about MLS Miami scheduled for Monday.

The new David Beckham stadium design is airy, and touts the absence of parking garages negotiators said at a meeting on Wed., May 17, 2017.

Turns out, the “Big thing” Beckham alluded to is the Adidas launch of the Predator DB Accelerator soccer cleat, a remake of the 1998 leather shoe the superstar wore when he was bending free kicks at the prime of his career.

Adidas posted on Twitter Sunday night a photo of Beckham with the shoes and the caption: “The boot of a generation. Remastered by David Beckham. Unveiled tomorrow.”

As for the next step in Beckham’s quest to bring MLS to Miami, the land has been purchased, the lawsuit has been thrown out, and once some due diligence is done, a press conference with Beckham and majority owner Todd Boehly is expected. But it won’t be Monday.

Miami-Dade County Commissioners voted to approve a $9 million land deal to David Beckham Group for a Miami soccer stadium on Tuesday, June 6, 2017.

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