If you have been observing David Beckham in the past few weeks (more than we all usually do), you might notice that he has a bit more pep in his step. The former soccer superstar is smiling from ear-to-ear these days and with good reason. His long-awaited dream to be the owner of an operating soccer club in the U.S. is coming to fruition and last night, Beckham invited Jimmy Fallon to Miami for an Inter Miami game.
About seven years ago, Beckham retired from the game of soccer.
Now, after a long and successful career in some of the greatest clubs in Europe and America, Beckham decided it was time to hang up his boots.
However, the end of his playing career only meant that the second act of his professional life was set to begin.
As part of his LA Galaxy contract, upon retiring, the former England captain would be granted the option to own an expansion club for MLS. Enter Inter Miami CF.
After a long and frustrating process filled with many unforeseen hurdles, Inter Miami is here in full effect and ready to make its debut.
The Miami soccer club will play one of MLS's strongest teams, LAFC, this Sunday and Beckham made an appearance on the Tonight Show to talk about it.
The 2020 MLS season is a major one. This will be the 25th season of the league and the first year for two teams: Inter Miami CF and Nashville SC.
Last night, Beckham spoke to Jimmy Fallon about how he has been feeling about the team's big debut.
The charming Inter Miami owner reveals that he never truly imagined he would be here, today, speaking about his own team.
David Beckham helped lead two of the world's biggest soccer clubs to multiple titles back in his playing days when he represented Manchester United (England) and Real Madrid (Spain).
Now that his playing days are behind him, Beckham revealed how grateful he is to be able to own his very own club, especially in Miami.
After addressing rumors of whom Inter Miami might or might not sign in the future, Beckham even revealed his anticipation to run into LAFC part-owner, Will Ferrell.
Toward the end of their chat, Fallon congratulated Beckham on the new team and wished him success. The late-night host then mentioned, "Maybe I'll go to Miami and check out a match."
To which the Inter Miami owner replied, "You should! You're more than welcome."
It's an exciting time in Miami. To catch Inter Miami's franchise debut, tune into ESPN at 5:30 p.m. ET this Sunday.
Make sure to keep an eye out for both Beckham and Ferrell in the stands while you enjoy what will surely be an interesting game.