David Beckham’s Miami MLS team unveiled its name and crest on Wednesday.
The name of the team, Club Internacional de Fútbol Miami, celebrates Miami as “a truly global location that welcomes and embraces all cultures and communities”, and honors “Miami’s international, diverse, inclusive, creative and ambitious spirit”, according to a club release.
“This is such a proud day for myself and for the entire team. It’s an honor to announce the new name and crest to our fans,” said David Beckham, Miami MLS owner and president of football operations. “We are taking another important step in establishing our club and today marks an important moment in the history of Club Internacional de Fútbol Miami.”
Miami was granted an expansion team after several false starts to begin play in 2020. The area’s previous MLS entry, the Miami Fusion folded after the 2001 season. The club has plans to build a 25,000-seat stadium and retail complex on the grounds of a current municipal golf course near Miami International Airport. That plan goes to the city’s voters in November, after being approved by the City Commission in July by a single vote.