David Beckham Begins MLS Franchise Search with Trip to Home of Miami Dolphins

David Beckham has started his quest for a Major League Soccer franchise with a visit to Sun Life Stadium, the home of the NFL's Miami Dolphins.

The former Manchester United, Real Madrid, L.A. Galaxy and Paris Saint-Germain midfielder, who retired from the game last month, is keen to develop a new club in the United States after his time in the league.

Beckham declared the prospect of building his own franchise "exciting," as BBC Sport reported.

"I think Miami fans are very passionate about their sports and very passionate about winning," he said. "It's definitely exciting."

The 38-year-old had a line inserted into his contract with the Galaxy which would allow him to buy an MLS franchise once his career came to an end, as BBC Sport noted in March of 2009 when the clause was revealed.

Beckham joined the Galaxy in January of 2007 from Real Madrid and immediately voiced his intention to help raise the profile of the game in the U...

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