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What will Beckham call his Miami franchise? Here’s some hilarious suggestions…

Feb 6, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

Beckham, MLS Commish Don Garber and Mayor of Miami-Dade County get the deal done. AP

After announcing Major League Soccer will be returning to the sunny shores of South Florida on Wednesday, that was pretty much all we got from David Beckham and MLS Commissioner Don Garber.

There is much to speculate, and people have been doing just that.

With a start date tentatively set for around 2017 and a stadium deal in the works for downtown Miami, there is another major question mark around the franchise…

What are they gonna call the damn thing?

Don’t fret ladies and gents, some stellar suggestions are already out in the public domain. Courtesy of the wonders of modern betting websites, you can also have a flutter on what you think Becks will name his club in Miami. You can also bet on the Miami franchise winning MLS Cup in the 2017 season (25/1) and then on them winning the trophy in their first five years as a side (5/1).

(MORE: Official – Beckham announces Miami will be MLS’ 22nd franchise)

My personal favorite is Miami United, which I think Beckham would love to implement as he is a life-long Manchester United fan and the name would symbolize the people and different areas of Miami coming together to ‘unite’ behind their MLS side.

Here’s a list of some of the options given by this betting website, some of them are absolute beauties. Miami Goldenballs, Miami Red Devils and Miami Vice are amongst them…

And of course, please put your own suggestions in the comments below, looking forward to that!

Potential names for Miami’s new MLS franchise


Miami United 10/1
Miami Tropics 10/1
Miami Fusion 10/1
Miami Beckham United 12/1

Maybe that’s a good idea…

Miami City 20/1
Miami Metros 22/1
Miami Sevens 25/1
Miami Red Devils 33/1

Rank outsiders

Miami Vice 33/1
Miami Manatees 50/1
Miami Goldenballs 55/1
Miami Top Guns 66/1

  1. kirielson - Feb 6, 2014 at 6:20 PM

    I hope it’s Miami Vice and not Miami United.

  2. mith242 - Feb 6, 2014 at 7:17 PM

    What about Miami Spice? : )

    • nikodmus - Feb 6, 2014 at 9:09 PM

      pretty sure you won the internet for the day

  3. vols84 - Feb 6, 2014 at 10:15 PM

    I’d like to see the team named after what Florida is most known for….alligators, hurricanes, the sun, or blue hairs at del Boca Vista.

    • drewvt6 - Feb 7, 2014 at 12:18 AM

      or the Miami Spraytans? We ARRRE Spraytans!

  4. rphillish - Feb 7, 2014 at 12:28 AM

    I like Miami Vice, but as long as it isn’t Miami FC, Miami United or, god forbid, Real Miami I’m fine.
    My money’s one bringing back Miami Fusion.

  5. tomtravis76 - Feb 7, 2014 at 8:20 AM

    Wouldn’t dc have an issue with a team being called United in mls?

    Miami groove? Take the fictional any given Sunday team, Miami sharks. Could really stick it to Steve Ross and go with Miami dorado. Miami waves.

    It would be good for the team if LeBron does get involved.

  6. godsholytrousers - Feb 7, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    Port Miami
    South Beach Soccer Club

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