David Beckham Hints He Might Play for His Miami MLS Team

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"There has never been a player-owner, but maybe?" David Beckham says during a BBC documentary set to air next week, and that's all it takes to fuel speculation that the retired superstar may be considering playing for the team he brings to Miami.

See also: Miami Hurricanes Will Not Be Moving Into Beckham's Stadium

The documentary follows Beckham on a 12-day trip into the heart of the Amazon rainforest, but the idea of playing soccer again comes up.

"Now I go to watch a basketball game and, when you are watching athletes play at the top of their game, it gives me that itch again and I want to be back in the game and I start thinking to myself 'Could I play again? Could I go back? Could I come out of retirement and start playing again?'" he continues.

Beckham retired in May 2013 after a short stint with Paris St-Germain. His Miami team is not expected to make their debut until at least 2016. Beckham would be 40 at the beginning of that season.

Is Beckham seriously thinking about returning to the big green, or is this just another move in his ongoing efforts to drum up public support for his proposed plan to bring a soccer stadium to Museum Park?

Interestingly the news comes as Miami City Manager Daniel Alfonso has called for the city and the team to "take a breather" from negotiations. According to The Herald, the team has proposed a plan in which they'd pay the city $500,000-a-year as a sort of rent for the use of public land. The city however may want as much $14 million.

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Andres Gomez
Andres Gomez

@Fulano De Tal he is privately funding it. So no tax payer money like Marlins park

Dave Basora
Dave Basora

As long as there's 10 ft billboards of his underwear ads all over the place...;)

Orlando De Frias
Orlando De Frias

Sweet, nothing like showcasing a 40-year-old dude on the pitch as a way of saying, "we're playing to win!"

DRAKEMALLARD.0 topcommenter

Stop giving out cash: In joint ventures with big private enterprises, taxpayers always get screwed. Just look at the Miami Heat, the Miami Marlins, Jungle Island, the new Miami Art Museum, the tunnel to nowhere, the Adrienne Arsht Center, and on and on.

Fulano De Tal
Fulano De Tal

He's getting annoying. They haven't played one game and he wants a multi-million dollar arena..C'mon man. What if they suck lol. I suggest they earn their stadium. Play in Marlins park for the first 2-4 seasons and then propose your own arena. But throwing out millions of gollars to an expansion team is play stupid and a waste of money. Shit. Isn't Miami already in a scandal over Marlins park? That's the last thing the city, the people, nor the port needs

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