Report: Miami Vice under consideration for Beckham’s expansion MLS team nameFebruary 12, 2014 • By Dan Itel
By DAN ITEL
When it became official that David Beckham would be bringing an MLS franchise to Miami, there was no shortage to the obligatory jokes about a certain 1980s South Beach-based TV show.
But Beckham’s new team wouldn’t actually be named Miami Vice. Right?
Well, not so fast. According to a report in the Palm Beach Post, Miami Vice is being floated as a legitimate name. Citing sources involved with Beckham’s ownership group, the report claims that the Vice, along with Miami Current and an undisclosed name tied to a corporate sponsor are among the names being considered.
At least they were the names used in a presentation to the City of Miami, Miami-Dade County and potential investors.
The Post also obtained images of a potential logo and kit that were used in the presentation. And true to a Don Johnson leisure suit, the logo features soft, pastel colors with the letters M and V forming a shield. The kit features an aqua shirt and dark gray shorts with pink stripes.
The formation of Beckham’s team was formerly announced in a Feb. 5 event in Miami. The surrounding details, including where the stadium will be built and what the club will be named, obviously will fuel the rumor mills in the coming months.
What do you think of this development? See Miami Vice being a legitimate name, or think it’s a bit too cheesy? What would you call the new Miami team?
Share your thoughts below.