Beckham excited about new MLS team in Miami

CHRIS LINES (AP Sports Writer)
The Associated Press
Beckham excited about new MLS team in Miami
Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) greets David Beckham during the second half of Game 7 in their NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals playoff series against the Indiana Pacers, Monday, June 3, 2013 in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

MACAU (AP) -- David Beckham says he is looking forward to becoming the owner of a new MLS franchise in Miami.

Beckham says ''nothing has been confirmed yet, but it's something I am very excited about.''

He adds that ''Miami is something that really excites me because there is a great energy down there. They are ready for a football team in that part of the world.''

Beckham was speaking at a promotional event at The Venetian casino in Macau. He is expected to attend Saturday's WBO welterweight title fight between Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios at The Venetian.