David Beckham’s son Romeo Beckham made his professional debut for Inter Miami’s
reserve team on Sunday night as Fort Lauderdale drew 2-2 with South Georgia
Beckham junior was handed his first professional contract earlier this month, with
the 19-year-old signing for Fort Lauderdale CF – part of MLS franchise Inter Miami,
which is co-owned by his father.
The 19-year-old made his full debut for the USL League One outfit at the weekend,
playing 79 minutes of their 2-2 draw with Tormenta at DRV PNK Stadium.
Romeo started on the right-wing against Tormenta – the position Beckham senior
mastered during his own career across spells at Manchester United, Real Madrid,
Milan and Paris Saint-Germain.
The teenager wasn’t quite able to emulate his father in his first appearance, as he
managed just 19 touches before being substituted 11 minutes from time.
Romeo’s best moment came in the 57th minute when he linked up well with Harvey
Neville – son of Inter Miami head coach Phil – before setting up a team-mate with an
inch-perfect cross, only to see him head the ball wide of the post.
Fort Lauderdale was 2-1 up before Romeo left the pitch, thanks to goals from
Mitchell Curry and George Acosta, but conceded a late equalizer which ultimately
saw them slip to eighth in the USL League One standings.