NEWS in brief

Beckham relief as Inter Miami prepare for MLS bow

28 February, 2020 12:00 AM printer

David Beckham’s quest to launch a Major League Soccer franchise will finally come to fruition on Sunday when Inter Miami make their competitive debut in a season-opening clash with Los Angeles F.C, reports AFP.

A tortuous six-year journey marked by setbacks and frustrations will be put firmly in the rear view mirror as Beckham’s expansion side take to the field at LAFC’s Banc of California Stadium.

Speaking at a MLS media event in New York on Wednesday, Beckham admitted there were times when he feared his plans to launch a team were doomed.

But the former England and Manchester United star said his determination to create a lasting legacy in the United States had helped him keep the faith.

Beckham first announced his plan to become a team owner in 2014, exercising an agreement written into his contract after joining the Los Angeles Galaxy from Real Madrid in 2007.