Florida is big enough for two MLS teams, Leitao says while in Dubai courting investors
Orlando City Soccer Club chief executive officer Alex Leitao has welcomed David Beckham’s plan to launch a second Florida-based Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise in Miami by 2017.
The former England and Manchester United midfielder was offered a discounted fee on an MLS franchise as part of his contract when he signed for LA Galaxy in 2007.
The legendary No. 7 has since identified Miami as the best place to start a new club, despite its proximity — three-and-a-half hours by car — to Orlando City, who joined the MLS this year. The Lions boast Brazilian 2007 World Player of the Year-winning midfielder Kaka among their ranks and average attendances of 30,000.
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