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Miami-Dade mayor meets David Beckham

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Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez met international soccer superstar David Beckham on Saturday at Florida International University and presented him with a key to the county, Miami Herald soccer reporter Michelle Kaufman reports.

Beckham, who appears to have an interest in bringing a Major League Soccer expansion team to Miami, also met with Miami-Dade Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz and other local officials who showed off the stadium and touted the county's large Hispanic population (read: potential soccer fans).

Gimenez, who supports having an MLS team in Miami, is scheduled to meet Monday with Mauricio Claure, the Bolivian billionaire trying to make Miami an expansion city for the league.

More here.

Photo courtesy of Miami-Dade County.