MIAMI, Fla. (January 8, 2019)—
Inter Miami Hoy Update:
Here is the latest update on the Conjunto Rosanegro:
Inter Miami opens its inaugural training camp in less than two weeks on Jan. 18th.
Newly hired coach Diego Alonso, a Uruguayan who has been coaching in Mexico the past five years, will join the team and be formally introduced once his immigration papers are in order. He is awaiting an O-1 Visa, which he needs in order to begin working in the United States. At present, it’s expected he will available when Major League Soccer training camps open Jan. 18.
The sites and schedule for Inter Miami training camp are expected to be announced in the coming days. As has been stated previously by co-owner Jorge Mas, the team will likely train in multiple locations in the region, since the team’s $100 million complex in Fort Lauderdale is still under construction. However, this was always the plan; the stadium and training facility have always been planned to be ready for the team’s Mar. 2020 debut.
A Feb. 22 preseason game against FC Dallas at Al Lang Stadium in downtown St. Petersburg, Fla. is listed on the Dallas schedule. It has been confirmed by the club; however, the latest word is that this is a closed-door game; thus, not open to the public.
The roster curently has 21 players. Two yet-to-be-named high-priced international “Designated Players” will be joining the club.
Miami holds two of the top three picks in the 2020 Major League Soccer SuperDraft presented by adidas. Rounds One and Two take place on Thursday, Jan. 9; rounds Three and Four will be held on Jan. 13.
Miami has the No. 1 overall pick and the No. 3 selection (acquired via trade with FC Cincinnati, which brought Victor Ulloa to the squad), as well as their natural fourth round pick (79th overall selection) in the Superdraft. Their second round pick was traded to the San Jose Earthquakes in a deal that brought GK Drake Callender.