News

David Beckham wants to recruit LeBron for Miami soccer

David Beckham wants to recruit LeBron for Miami soccer

BUSINESS WITH BECKHAM:A source tells the New York Post, "The two have had several secret meetings in the past few weeks. LeBron would be to the soccer team what Jay Z was to the Brooklyn Nets." Photo: Associated Press

David Beckham has teamed up with another sports superstar as he attempts to get a Miami, Florida soccer team off the ground.

The former England, Manchester United and L.A. Galaxy star is reportedly trying to recruit Miami Heat basketball star LeBron James as an investor in his new venture.

A source tells the New York Post, “The two have had several secret meetings in the past few weeks. LeBron would be to the soccer team what Jay Z was to the Brooklyn Nets.”

Jay Z was a former shareholder in the Nets.

If Beckham lands a series of sports names to help him fund and promote his Miami soccer team, he will rival billionaire developer Steve Ross’ superstar line-up of investors at another city sports franchise, the Miami Dolphins – Gloria Estefan, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are backers of the American football team.

Reports suggest Beckham has invested $100 million of his own money into the new Major League Soccer venture.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Illinois Awards $25.8M in Health Outreach Grants

Health

Most of the same Illinois organizations that helped consumers sign up for insurance in the first year of the Affordable Care Act will receive additional funding for a second year.

in Local

Quinn: No Point in Plan B for Pension Overhaul

pension

Amid signals that Illinois' pension overhaul could be found unconstitutional, Gov. Pat Quinn argued Friday that it makes no sense to develop a contingency plan.

in Local

Durbin Envious of Scottish Independence Vote Turnout

dickdurbin1

Not because it almost separated from the United Kingdom through a vote rather than a war, but because of how many voters turned out.

in Local

SUV Rollover Crash at 11th/Jefferson Causes Injuries

medical

The crash happened around 12:45 Friday afternoon.

in Local

Man Arrested in Connection With Rochester Body

BRADLEY PERKINS 120238

Bradley D. Perkins is being held in the Sangamon County Jail on $250,000 bond.