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Fans will choose name for Miami team: Beckham


IANS Miami
Fans will select the name and colours of the Major League Soccer team scheduled to take the field in Miami in 2020, club boss David Beckham said.
"This is the people of Miami's team and we want to involve the fans," the former Manchester United and Real Madrid great said during an event to formally announce the award of the franchise to the investment group he leads, Miami Beckham United," Beckham said on Monday, reports Efe.
"We have a real opportunity to not just come up with any kind of name. It might be something very organic, very basic, but it might be something different
"We kind of know in our minds what we would like. But we want the people involved, so we want the fans involved in picking the name, we want the fans involved in picking the colours. That's how we see our club. We're a family club. But we're a club of the people," the former England captain added.
A group of fans, calling themselves the Southern Legion, cheered and waved signs and banners, thanking Beckham for bringing an MLS team to Miami.

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First Published: Jan 30 2018 | 2:30 PM IST

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