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Old 02-06-2014, 08:34 AM
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In case you hadn't already heard, Beckham FC in Miami is now official, and this is how they're going to do it apparently.

http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/02/0...am-taking.html

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The Marlins’ perceived fleecing of public money for their new ballpark and the resulting climate of mistrust is probably at least partly why the Dolphins have failed repeatedly to convince state legislators to help them with the stadium upgrades needed to land another Super Bowl.

Undoubtedly that is why Beckham, who wants to bring a Major League Soccer expansion team to Miami, said, “I hear your concerns, I hear your issues,” and seemed to fire a preemptive strike Wednesday in stating flatly:

“We don’t want public funds. We will fund the stadium ourselves.”

Hmm. If only.

Beckham’s investment group already has hired a Tallahassee lobbyist to pursue a potential state sales-tax subsidy that could amount to $2 million per year over 30 years toward a new soccer stadium. There is also a strong possibility that if the stadium is built on the preferred site of county-owned land marked for commercial development on the southwest corner of PortMiami, that the Beckham group’s rent for the land might be considerably less than market value — a break that would be tantamount to funneling public revenue to the soccer venture.

Beyond all of that, more than just the site of the stadium and the funding plan are yet to be determined. Beckham admitted he is still “getting the right investors” together.

All of it made Wednesday’s event less a news conference than a pep rally.
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Old 02-06-2014, 10:49 PM
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And they're already acting like there's a rivalry with Orlando City. Just silly. The league made OCSC bend over backwards, cross every T and dot every I before they announced them as an expansion franchise, but then Manchester City and Beckham can come in and start their own clubs, respectively, with virtually no plans in place.
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The one on the right looks like a hobbit.
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The one on the right looks like a hobbit.
That's really hurtful.

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Old 02-20-2014, 07:59 PM
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http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/articl...ses-chivas-usa

Finally the shitty idea that was Chivas USA is dead.
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Old 04-03-2014, 07:43 AM
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Beat Mexico again 3-2! I don't care what the refs say. We know we did.
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:48 PM
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http://www.ajc.com/news/sports/pro-s...atlanta/nfSzm/

As expected, Atlanta gets the third MLS expansion team. The Falcons Stadium is being designed to be partitionable to make it suitable as both an MLS and an NFL venue.
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