Finally, Miami has a sports franchise to be excited about (other than, you know, the Heat).
One week after officially announcing his plans to bring an MLS franchise to Miami, David Beckham is getting specific with the club's details.
Sources told the Palm Beach Post that three names have surfaced as leads for Beckham's club: one is undisclosed and tied to a sponsor, and the other two are the Miami Current and the Miami Vice.
— Design Week (@Design_Week) February 13, 2014
According to the Post, those are the three names that Beckham's group has been using in presentations to the City of Miami, Miami-Dade County and potential investors. A color scheme for the club has been leaked, and it features aqua jerseys with black shorts that include a pink flair.
— Derrick Blake (@derrickSLC) February 12, 2014
The Miami Vice named received mostly positive reviews on Twitter:
David Beckham, Please Name Your Soccer Team the Miami Vice: After the Palm Beach Post claimed there was a chan... http://t.co/bOFymZCNCV
— Slate (@SlateArticles) February 13, 2014
— Evan (@EvanJ_B_) February 13, 2014
If David Beckham actually names his team Miami Vice, I might actually consider watching MLS. #MiamiMLSName
— Mauricio Camargo (@MauricioCameron) February 13, 2014
Beckham's publicist, Simon Oliviera, has denied the report.
Complete hogwash in Palm Beach Post on #Beckham plans for Miami. Nothing ever surprises me and some media actually believe it..sheesh
— Simon Oliveira (@simonolive) February 13, 2014
And while Miami Vice is pretty catchy, one man had an even better suggestion:
@espn Forget the "Miami Vice" Name it the "Miami Spice" in honor of Beckham's Babe of a wife.
— TJ (@TjHamiltonMusic) February 13, 2014