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Soccer megastar, David Beckham, visits Florida Memorial University

Beckham-Pic-2Soccer megastar, David Beckham, visits Florida Memorial University

Pictured: International Soccer star, David Beckham and FMU President Dr. Roslyn Artis and FMU Soccer coaches and members of  the FMU soccer team.

Florida Memorial University (FMU) received an unexpected surprise by International Soccer Star, David Beckham.

Beckham was greeted by University President, Dr.  Roslyn Artis, followed by a brief private meeting. The two discussed South Florida and Beckham’s upcoming plans to bring MLS soccer to the community. Dr. Artis shared some of the University’s history and discussed their upcoming development plans.

“FMU is among the leading higher education institutions in our community and I am so pleased that Mr. Beckham took the time to come on campus and see what our University is a-bout,” said Dr. Artis.

Following their meeting, Beckham and Artis surprised the FMU soccer team during an afternoon scrimmage. “I was thrilled to see him in person and here at FMU,” exclaimed soccer player Francisco Allegro. “It is good for the University and I hope his goodwill efforts help both our University and community,” shared Head Men’s and Women’s Soccer Coach, Fernando Valenzuela.

Florida Memorial University’s Soccer Program is among the best in the Sun Conference.  For a listing of the FMU soccer teams’ upcoming games, visit the website at


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