21
Feb

Beckham plans Xavi move for Miami franchise

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David Beckham is already starting work in recruiting players good enough to compete in MLS. First on the list is Barcelona midfielder Xavi, who would be 37 years of age when Miami kicks off in 2017. Xavi has already expressed his desire to stay at Camp Nou but three years down the line and his body may not be up to the rigour of La Liga.

Sticking with the Barca theme we’ve also got the latest on Victor Valdes, whose proposed move to Monaco is on the verge of collapse. Where could he be heading? Click here to find out. 

16
Feb

Beckham wants CR7 Miami deal

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Following the confirmation of David Beckham’s new team in Miami, he pledged to bring some of the world’s best stars to USA’s east coast. Well, he could be starting to deliver on his promise already. In Sunday’s newspapers the former LA Galaxy midfielder has been linked with bringing Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to Miami. 

Other rumors in the tabloids focus on Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney signing a new contract and Robin van Persie potentially rejoining Arsenal.

For these rumors and the rest of Sunday’s transfer gossip, click here.

13
Feb

Sadly, David Beckham’s new team is not ‘The Miami Vice’

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Ever since David Beckham announced his intentions to bring pro soccer back to South Beach, the rumor mill has been in overdrive. And on Wednesday, nostalgists everywhere got a boost with the news that Crockett and Tubbs may be back to prowl the mean streets of Miami.

On Wednesday, the Palm Beach Post cited unnamed sources that said one of the names under consideration for the team was “Miami Vice FC.” They followed up by posting images purportedly used in the franchise’s presentations to city officials as they try to secure a stadium location.

But just as we were dusting off our white blazers and cueing up Jan Hammer’s iconic theme song, David Beckham’s publicist poured cold water on the whole thing:

Oliveira followed up by strenuously denying any such presentation existed at all. What a shame! Guess we’ll have to leave those loafers and pink v-necks in the back of the closet after all.

Click here for possible “Miami Vice FC” logos and uniforms.

H/T Palm Beach Post.

8
Aug

Take your pick: Ronaldinho or Cristiano Ronaldo?

There are few players in the world who can bend the ball perfectly over a wall, past the goalkeeper and into the net on a regular basis. Sure, sometimes you get lucky and hit your free kick just right, but to do it consistently takes a tremendous amount of practice and skill.

Ronaldinho and Cristiano Ronaldo are two of those players that have absolutely mastered the art of the free kick. And on Wednesday night, the legends played a game of soccer HORSE across two continents.

First up was Ronaldinho, who scored this stunner for Atletico Mineiro in Brazil against Botafogo:

But Cristiano Ronaldo countered with this beauty during the International Champions Cup final win versus Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea:

Alright, Ronnie, you’re up next. Let’s see what you’ve got.

7
Jun

Real Madrid star Sergio Ramos mixes up NBA team cities

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As the Spanish national team prepare for their match vs. Haiti at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium, the defending European champions were able to take in Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat.

While the players were understandably excited, it might have helped to do a little research. We’re looking at you Sergio Ramos:

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For the record, the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Miami Heat on Thursday night. We’ll cut the Real Madrid superstar some slack, after all, English isn’t his first language. To his credit, he immediately deleted the post and corrected himself. Still, there are many questions that need to be answered, such as:

1) Why is Ramos such a big Heat fan?

2) Why does Ramos have a LeBron James jersey and no pants on in his Twitter background?

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3) Why is there someone in a banana suit trying to get autographs from the defending World Cup champ?

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4
Jun

LeBron James meets David Beckham courtside

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These two could be seeing a lot more of each other.

The newly retired David Beckham is in Miami and is working on a new sports venture: owning a professional soccer team.

After meeting with Miami’s mayor Carlos Gimenez on Saturday, Beckham toured both Sun Life Stadium and Florida International University’s stadium in the effort to find a home for a potential Miami MLS team.

Mayor Gimenez:

"We’re ready and we’re excited about the possibility of having top-flight professional soccer back in Miami. With people from all over the world living in our community, this is an ideal market for MLS and David Beckham is the right person to make it happen."

After a weekend of hard work in South Florida, Becks was able to kick back and watch LeBron James and the Miami Heat dominate the Indiana Pacers for a Game 7 win and a third straight trip to the NBA Finals.

Let’s hope that Beckham does indeed secure an MLS team in Miami and decides to hang out with LeBron on the regular.

This is just too much star power to pass up.

GIF via Kick.TV