Future owner Beckham wants MLS to raise the salary cap

David Beckham smiles as he discusses matters related to the ownership position he has with a...

David Beckham smiles as he discusses matters related to the ownership position he has with a proposed Major League Soccer expansion team, at a news conference in Miami, Florida February, 5, 2014. (REUTERS/Andrew Innerarity)

KURTIS LARSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:14 PM ET

He’s the only professional sports owner — well, future pro sports owner — who wants to put considerably more of his club’s money in his players’ pockets.

“We have to,” former L.A. Galaxy midfielder David Beckham told beIN Sports this week.

In close talks to drop Major League Soccer’s 22nd club in Miami within the next few years, Beckham believes the league’s $3.1-million salary cap is “restricting” growth.

“That’s one of the things that stops a lot of players from coming over here,” Beckham added. “This league and certain cities in this country will attract big-name players.

“We want to bring big players.”

More than three of them, that is.

As it stands, MLS clubs are permitted to spend more or less whatever they want on three Designated Players over and above the league’s paltry salary cap.


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