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Romeo Beckham scores eerily familiar free kick goal for Inter Miami II

By Chris Deeley
Romeo Beckham is the son of England legend David Beckham
Romeo Beckham is the son of England legend David Beckham / Andrew Katsampes/ISI Photos/GettyImages
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Inter Miami II, or the Class of '22?

Two sons of Manchester United legends played for Inter Miami II on Sunday night, with one of them – Romeo Beckham, as you probably guessed from the title – scoring his first goal for the team formerly known as Fort Lauderdale FC.

Beckham, who only came back to football in 2020 after taking a five-year break in his earlier teenage years to play tennis, fired home a free kick late in the match which looked startlingly similar to a couple that his famous father, United legend David Beckham, scored in his own career.

While Romeo's just 19 and hasn't hit the heights of his father's career (a season with Inter Miami II vs 115 England caps, league titles in four countries, a Champions League, the Premier League record for direct free kick goals etc.) this will be a great addition to his highlight reel.

Romeo Beckham scored a free kick similar to some of David Beckham's at Man Utd

While the younger Beckham hadn't found the back of the net before this weekend, he's comfortably pacing the team in assists (7) as they sit mid-table in the Eastern Conference of MLS Next Pro – albeit with a -10 goal differential, thanks in large part to 5-0, 6-0 and 7-0 losses in their 15 matches, the latter of saw Beckham sent off late in the game.

While Beckham took a half-decade break from football after being released from Arsenal's academy in 2015, the other Manchester United alum's son in the team, Harvey Neville, had been in academy football with United, Man City and Valencia for years before following his father (Inter Miami head coach Phil Neville) over to the US.

The two are among Inter Miami II's most used players this season, with only young Venezuelan utility player Abel Caputo on the pitch for more minutes than either of the English talents.

It's still to be seen whether Neville or Beckham will ever be able to break into the first team in Miami or if they'll take their talents elsewhere, to a club not managed or owned respectively by their fathers, where they may have less of a safety net.

The pair's next game figures to be away at high-flying New York City FC II in two weeks time, where they'll take on the league's top scorer John Denis, who's racked up 12 goals and three assists in his 15 appearances, and hasn't lost a start since the end of April.

Never mind all of that though. For one sweet moment on a summer night in Kissimmee, Romeo Beckham looked like his dad. That's enough.

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