David Beckham's Major League Soccer club has moved a massive step closer to becoming a reality with the unveiling of its name, colours and badge on Twitter on Wednesday, September 5.
The team will be called Club Internacional de Futbol Miami and will play as Inter Miami when they take to the field in the 2020 season when the MLS is expanded.
Explaining the choice of name, the club says it aims to celebrate ‘a truly global location that welcomes and embraces all cultures and communities’, and refers to ‘Miami's international, diverse, inclusive, creative and ambitious spirit’.
The circular logo features two herons - said to represent freedom - with interlocking legs creating an M for Miami in a black, pink and white colour scheme.
Beckham, who is Inter Miami's owner and president of football operations, told the club's website: “This is such a proud day for myself and for the entire team. It's an honour to announce the new name and crest to our fans.
“We are taking another important step in establishing our club and today marks an important moment in the history of Club Internacional de Futbol Miami.”
Beckham, 43, exercised an option in his contract with former side LA Galaxy to buy an expansion franchise in 2014 which has led to this new Inter Miami team.
Miami are scheduled to take to the field in 2020, playing at a temporary venue until their own privately-funded stadium is completed the following year.
Club leaders have proposed a 25 000-seater stadium paired with restaurant and retail space, office buildings, hotels, athletic fields and a public park on a site near Miami International Airport, dubbed 'Miami Freedom Park'.
The club motto, 'Libertas, Unitas, Fortuna' (Freedom, Unity, Good fortune)’, has also been announced.