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AP Interview: While avoiding pressure on kids, Beckham hopes son could play for his team

  • Former England national soccer team captain David Beckham poses for photographs with a copy of his new photography book entitled "David Beckham" after being interviewed by The Associated Press at a studio in Hampstead, north London, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

    Former England national soccer team captain David Beckham poses for photographs with a copy of his new photography book entitled "David Beckham" after being interviewed by The Associated Press at a studio in Hampstead, north London, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this May 18, 2013, file photo, Paris Saint Germain's David Beckham dribbles the ball during a French League One soccer match against Brest at Parc des Princes Stadium in Paris. A person with knowledge of the situation says Beckham has chosen Miami to start a Major League Soccer franchise. The former England captain will ask the MLS to approve the ownership option in his league contract when he joined the Los Angeles Galaxy in 2007. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File)

    FILE - In this May 18, 2013, file photo, Paris Saint Germain's David Beckham dribbles the ball during a French League One soccer match against Brest at Parc des Princes Stadium in Paris. A person with knowledge of the situation says Beckham has chosen Miami to start a Major League Soccer franchise. The former England captain will ask the MLS to approve the ownership option in his league contract when he joined the Los Angeles Galaxy in 2007. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File)  (The Associated Press)

David Beckham is finalizing plans to start a Major League Soccer franchise, and hoping son Brooklyn could one day take the field for the team,

While wary about putting pressure on his children to follow in his famous footsteps, the former England captain tells The Associated Press he hopes Brooklyn could be good enough to play on his team one day.

Five months after retiring from soccer, Beckham is putting the finishing touches to investment plans before asking the MLS to allow him to start up an expansion franchise in Miami.

Already, 14-year-old son Brooklyn has shown he could be the next Beckham to make it as a professional player.

And asked if he would like to see Brooklyn in his MLS team, Beckham tells The Associated Press: "Yes, hopefully, hopefully."