David Beckham poses on the red carpet as he attends the 60th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2014 in London on Nov. 30, 2014.
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December 4, 2014 2:28 AM EST

David Beckham remains confident that he can bring a Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise to Miami, in spite of the rejection of two proposed waterfront stadium venues by local government leaders.

MLS commissioner Don Garber suggested that the former England and L.A. Galaxy star choose a new city for his team but Beckham’s representatives have ruled that out, according to Sky Sports.

“Miami is still David’s number one choice and it will happen,” said a spokesman for investment group Miami Beckham United. “The fans and the people of Miami are behind us and we hope to announce some positive and exciting news soon.”

Beckham’s efforts to set up his club in the city are part of the planned MLS expansion to 20 teams.

[Sky Sports]

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