Is David Beckham going to name his team the Miami Vice?


David Beckham will exercise his option to purchase a Major League Soccer expansion team in Miami. (Lynne Sladky / AP)

This is either the best or worst idea ever.

David Beckham, who is exercising his option to buy an MLS expansion team in the Miami area, reportedly may call it “the Miami Vice,” the buddy-cop show from the 1980s. The Palm Beach Post reports that “the Miami Current” and an undisclosed name tied to a sponsor are also under consideration. Which makes Miami Vice sound better. Especially if the players wear mullets and push up the sleeves of their long-sleeved pastel shirts.

Here’s one mockup that was shared with the Palm Beach Post last week:

Beckham, in an MLSSoccer.com video, said that nothing had been finalized yet.

“We do have ideas for a team name,” Beckham said when he announced last week that he would be placing the team in Miami. “I’m sure people would have liked me to stood on the stage today and say, ‘This is the name, [these] are the colors, but I want it to be right. I know how important a name is to a city and to the fans.”

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

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Cindy Boren · February 13, 2014