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U.S. soccer’s rich promoter

By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Posted: 6 am ET

World Cup fever has gripped much of the U.S., with this year's red-white-and-blue team putting in a strong performance before being eliminated July 1 after a 2-1 loss against Belgium.

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If former England soccer star David Beckham has his way, Miami will be the site of a huge U.S. soccer stadium.

Former England superstar futboler David Beckham is hoping the fan momentum on this side of the Atlantic will help him launch a Major League Soccer club and build a stadium in downtown Miami.

According to the BBC, two separate sites proposed by Beckham Miami United, the company Beckham formed with two partners, have been rejected by the city.

Before it can win the stamp of approval from the soccer league, the company has to have a deal for a stadium.

Staking a claim in the sunshine state?

In the meantime, Beckham, who retired from soccer in 2013 and has an estimated net worth of $350 million, is strengthening his ties to the city by reportedly purchasing a home, according to the Daily Mirror.

Whether or not he lives in Florida, his business is focused on finding an alternate site for the 20,000-seat stadium, which was estimated to cost $250 million.

Soccer's new roster of super-rich

Beckham may have retired, but see who is taking his place among the ranks of the highest-paid soccer players at the World Cup.

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