Bring Soccer Back: Ten Reasons Miami Is Ready for an MLS Team

On Monday, ESPN reported that Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is planning to partner with David Beckham to bring an MLS expansion team to Miami.

MLS commissioner Don Garber, meanwhile, has said three of the four expansion sites after New York City FC have been "spoken for." Miami, Orlando, and Atlanta are rumored to be three candidates, with Miami being the most likely of the three, with Beckham in its corner. The MLS plans to field 20 teams in 2015 and as many as 24 teams between 2015 and 2020, making it extremely likely the league will return a team to the city that once hosted the Miami Fusion from 1997 to 2001.

It's high time for the MLS to return to Miami, and here are ten reasons.

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Ryan Yousefi is a freelance writer for Miami New Times, a lover of sports, and an expert consumer of craft beer and pho. Hanley Ramirez once stole a baseball from him and to this day still owes him $10.