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Here are the most Miami names for David Beckham’s new soccer team

Finally, after four long years and many local visits by David Beckham, which we heartily endorse, Miami is on the verge of getting a soccer franchise. An announcement is scheduled for Monday or Tuesday about the plan, including a deal for a 25,000-seat stadium in Overtown.

FILE – In this Feb. 5, 2014, file photo, Former English soccer star David Beckham speaks at a news conference in Miami, where he announced he will exercise his option to purchase a Major League Soccer expansion team. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Beckham’s plan to bring a Major League Soccer team to Miami may finally become a reality. Beckham and his partners are planning a Monday, Jan. 29, event to formally announce the team name and other details about the club, according to the person who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, because nothing has been announced by the team or MLS officials. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

There are many crucial details to work out, but one rises to the top in importance: What should the new team’s name be? We have a few ideas on how to help David Beckham name this team to make it extremely Miami, and we want you to vote on the best name.

Here are the categories.Vote in each category, and we’ll name the finalists next week.


The Miami Humidity: It’s not the Heat, it’s the Humidity.

The Miami Heat Index: Forget skills. We’ll wear you down with a thermometer.

The Miami Flood Zones: Proudly defending the low ground since 2018.

The Miami King Tide: Rising to swamp you and increase your insurance rates.

The Miami Evacuation Zones: We’ll make you run for cover.


The Miami Pitbulls: Just try prying our jaws from your throat.

The Miami Manatees: We’re endangered? No, YOU’RE endangered.

The  Miami Roosters: Because it sounds better than “Miami Cocks.”

The Miami Flamingos: We absolutely can bend it like Beckham.

The Miami Palmetto Bugs: You can beat us, but we will outlast all of you.

Invasive species

The Miami Pythons: Putting the squeeze on the competition.

The Miami Peacocks: We need to work on that battle cry.

The Miami Lionfish: We’re pretty, but we’re poison.

The Miami Iguanas: If you beat us, we’ll still poop in your pool.

The Miami African Snails: Small but destructive.

Food and drink

The Miami Coladas: Forget Gatorade. We run on sugar and caffeine.

The Miami Caja Chinas: We’ll roast our opponents like lechon on Noche Buena.

The Miami Croquetas: Nobody can resist us.

The Miami Mojitos: We’ll muddle the competition.

The Miami Publix Subs: We are the best. The rest of the country just needs to get on board.


So Miami

The Miami Tax Incentives: Celebrating what keeps sports in Miami.

The Miami Kickbacks: Our game is so good it should be illegal.

The Miami High Rises: We tower over all.

The Miami Fulanos: We know you aren’t going to remember our name.

The Miami Butt Lifts: Wait till you see how we look in our shorts.


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