Person with knowledge of situation to AP: Beckham picks Miami for MLS franchise ownership

A person with knowledge of the situation says David 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.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because plans for the team have not been made public.

Beckham has been mulling the location of an MLS team in anticipation of his new career as a team owner. He left the Galaxy in December after five years and retired from playing in May after four months with Paris Saint-Germain.

There are 19 MLS teams and Commissioner Don Garber hopes to expand to 24 by the 2020 season.