Joseph Guyler Delva writes that British soccer star David Beckham recently paid an unexpected visit to the Little Haiti Football Club in Miami, Florida. The Little Haiti neighborhood, where Haitian children play soccer and “dream of becoming professional players in the US Major League Soccer (MLS)” welcomed Beckham, who joined them on the field. The soccer player plans to establish a new soccer team in Florida, the Miami Beckham United. Here are excerpts of the article:
The practice session automatically stopped and many of the Haitian soccer players were astonished when they realized that David Beckham has really stepped on their field, in Little Haiti, to play with them on Friday. “It is like a dream come true, it’s unbelievable. I could not believe David Beckham was really on the field with me,” said one of the Haitian young soccer players.
David Beckham said he was pleased to visit the Haitian kids as he plans to establish a new soccer team in Miami Florida, the Miami Beckham United, while he campaigns to have the support of the community to build a 20,000 to 25,000-seat soccer stadium for his franchise, in the downtown area.
“A few of them actually said they were looking forward to the stadium and looking forward to the stadium being downtown,” Beckham said. [. . .] The former British international star soccer player explained that, “People and supporters get excited when there is homegrown talent that comes through and goes to professional sports.”
Beckham and several other partners committed to make Miami the home for one of the country’s most popular soccer teams. Many Haitian young soccer players, in Miami and in Haiti, hope one day to be recruited to play in Beckham’s professional team. [. . .]
For full article, see http://hcnn.ht/en/2014_06/sports/302/Soccer-star-David-Beckham-practices-with-Little-Haiti-football-club-in-Miami-David-Beckham-Wyclef-Jean-FIFA-World-Cup-Haiti-Miami-Beckham-United-little-Haiti-soccer-Brazil-Argentina-Italy-France-Germany-Portugal-Cristiano-Ronaldo.htm