Originally Posted by Yachtzee
Not going to happen. The Miami Fusion failed there once. If Florida gets another team, it will be based on an owner's ability to show that there is local support for the team. I'd say right now MLS powers that be are monitoring the progress of the Tampa Bay Rowdies and Ft. Lauderdale Strikers in the NASL. Both teams are working to build local support for their teams in hoping to one day get a bid to join the MLS, similar to how Seattle, Portland, Vancouver, and Montreal got in. The Strikers might even have a soccer specific stadium in the works. Both cities also had a modicum of success in the original NASL. Miami proper has never shown the ability to support soccer and has difficulty showing support for teams it already has outside of the NFL and NBA.
The Tampa Bay Mutiny also failed, and Tampa (in general) doesn't really support it's current pro teams -- the Bucs haven't drawn since the mid-2000s and the Rays struggle even when the team is playing well.
I wouldn't do Florida at all, to be honest, but that's apparently where Beckham wants to put his franchise that he's been promised.