FAU contacts David Beckham's group about soccer in Boca Raton

Palm Beach County Sports Commission executive director calls it 'extreme long shot'

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BOCA RATON, Fla. - Stumbles in efforts to find David Beckham a site for his proposed Major League Soccer franchise have some hoping he'll look north.

The Palm Beach County Sports Commission concedes luring Beckham out of Miami is "an extreme long shot" but it's airing the possibility anyway.

Florida Atlantic University has contacted the English soccer legend's advisers about using its 30,000-seat stadium in Boca Raton.

George Linley, executive director of the county sports promotion agency, said if Beckham would give him "the time of day, I think I could sell him on it."

Proposals for a stadium near PortMiami and the AmericanAirlines Arena have met opposition from county commissioners.

Beckham's advisers have said they'll take time to consider other options.

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