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Beckham: I want to make Miami 'my own team'

David Beckham is looking to bring his own personal touch to his MLS expansion franchise in Miami.

The English great has unveiled his plans to bring a MLS team back to Florida after the collapse of Miami Fusion in 2001 and is intent on becoming hands-on as he steps into ownership for the first time.

"I want to create a team that we can start from scratch," he said.

"I want to create a team that is very personal. Everything I've done throughout my career has been very personal to me, and the decisions that I've made all very personal.

"And like this one, it's a big decision, but it's a very personal one. I want to make it my own team."

Beckham added that stadium plans were underway and that he wants his new Miami side to take on more of a worldly feel.

"Obviously we can't build a stadium in six months, but once we have the site and work with the mayor and his commissioners and the people of Miami, we'll be quick," Beckham added. "We'll be very quick, hopefully.

"I'm not talking about just Miami, We plan on bringing a team that is a global team."

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