David Beckham‘s MLS team has been unvieled as Club Internacional de Futbol Miami. The former Manchester United, Real Madrid and England captain talked about his pride as the team name and crest of his Miami MLS establishment were affirmed on Wednesday.
Inter Miami CF will join the league for the 2020 season, seven years after the project including Beckham was at first discussed by MLS magistrate Don Garber.
Beckham joined MLS side LA Galaxy in 2007, negotiating an alternative to possess a future expansion team at a discounted franchise expense fee, and said this is a big day for the future of football in Miami.
Four years ago, we dreamt of a soccer club.
Today, we’re proud to announce the official crest of that club.
Join us on a journey that has only just begun.
THIS IS US. THIS IS MIAMI.#InterMiamiCF #ThisIsMiami #MLS pic.twitter.com/uw8QOA2lfG
— Inter Miami CF (@InterMiamiCF) September 5, 2018
This is such a proud day for myself and for the entire team,” he said. “It’s an honour to announce the new name and crest to our fans — we are taking another important step in establishing our club and today marks an important moment in the history of Club Internacional de Futbol Miami.
“Club Internacional de Futbol Miami is a name that celebrates the incredible energy of one of the most exciting cities in the world — one that is diverse, passionate and ambitious — a city that has welcomed me and so many others, so warmly.
“Our club will be a home for all — no matter where you are from or how you got here. This is just the beginning of our journey as we continue to build towards our first game in 2020”
Chairman Marcelo Claure said that it was important that the club reflects the city of Miami.
“We are extremely excited to offer the team’s identity to Miami and the world,” he said.
“This team will thrive on the principles of solidarity, passion, innovation, tenacity and inclusivity and embodies all of them in every aspect of our daily work — on and off the field.”
The club proposed the name celebrates Miami as “a truly global location that welcomes and embraces all cultures and communities“.
The crest, which is enhanced with two herons stood back to back, highlights a black background with pink and white written work, including the roman numerals MMXX, a reference to the year in which Inter Miami will assume up its position in the league.
A noteworthy obstacle the team must now defeat is the development of its own stadium, with proposition subject to a submission which will happen in November.