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David Beckham's team named Inter Miami, still lacks stadium

UEFA President's Award winner David Beckham gestures as he speaks on stage during the UEFA Champions League draw at the Grimaldi Forum, in Monaco, on Aug. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

LONDON (AP) -- David Beckham's Major League Soccer team will be called Inter Miami.

    The former Manchester United midfielder wants the club to start playing in 2020 but it lacks a stadium after years trying to find a site in Miami.

    The club's full name is "Club Internacional de Futbol Miami."

    Beckham says it "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."

    But it will be up to Miami voters to decide in a referendum later this year whether back plans for a 25,000-seat stadium on city land now occupied by a golf course.

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