David Beckham insists Inter Miami will ‘DEFINITELY’ set up a women’s team as the ex-England captain admits he wants 12-year-old daughter Harper to be ‘inspired by something every single day’
- David Beckham has revealed that he wants Inter Miami to have a women’s team
- Beckham has discussed the idea with co-owners Jorge and Jose Mas
- Beckham’s daughter Harper has helped increase his interest in women’s football
Inter Miami president David Beckham has revealed that the club will ‘definitely’ set up a women’s team in the future.
Beckham says that he has discussed the idea with co-owners Jorge and Jose Mas.
Beckham’s interest in women’s football has heightened as his 12-year-old daughter Harper is a huge fan. He says he wants Harper ‘to be inspired by something every single day.’
Beckham told The Athletic: ‘I’ve always talked — and me, Jorge and Jose have always talked — about having a women’s team within the club (at Inter Miami).
‘It’s something we’ve spoken about from day one, actually. To bring a women’s team into our club would be something we are definitely going to do. Having a daughter of my own, I want her to be inspired by something every single day.’
David Beckham has discussed an Inter Miami women’s team with co-owners Jorge Mas (L) and Jose Mas (R)
Beckham’s 12-year-old daughter Harper has helped to increase his interest in women’s football
With the Women’s World Cup currently taking place in Australia and New Zealand, there is a significant amount of focus on the women’s game at present.
In the USA, women’s teams compete in the National Women’s Soccer League, which was established in 2012 as the successor to Women’s Professional Soccer.
Portland Thorns, who have won the league three times, are the current champions.
There are currently 12 teams in the division, with Bay FC and Utah Royals FC set to join in 2024.
Inter Miami were established in 2018 and played their first MLS game in March 2020.
Establishing a women’s team would help to further improve the club’s brand and popularity.
After much work with the men’s team, introducing a women’s side could further increase Inter Miami’s popularity