Nov 9, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) holds the basketball during a game against the Boston Celtics at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

LeBron James interested in bringing soccer team to Miami


There have been reports that Major League Soccer was looking to expand into South Florida. David Beckham has been one of the more active parties in trying to bring a team into South Florida. From 1998-2002 Miami had a MLS team, the Miami Fusion.

There were rumors that Miami Heat superstar LeBron James could get involved. James is already a minority owner of the Liverpool FC. On Monday, James confirmed his interest in a South Florida MLS team.

“There’s some interest on both sides,” James said, via the Sun-Sentinel. “David has become a good friend of mine over the last few years. I think it would be great for this city to have a football club for sure. There’s interest on both sides but it’s preliminary talks.”

“The research is still being made out,” James said. “I think it could be huge. You never know. I think this is a great town for soccer. There’s a lot of soccer players, there’s great youth soccer players here and people love the city as well. That definitely would help.”

James backing could do wonder for the team. It would generate buzz and interest around the club. His star power could help raise the profile of the club too.

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