Inter Miami CF Tryouts
Club Internacional de Fútbol Miami, also known as Inter Miai, is an American professional soccer franchise based in Miami, Florida. The team competes in Major League Soccer (MLS) as a member of the league’s Eastern Conference.
Inter Miami CF Youth Development
On October 9, 2019, the club announced that they will be fielding a reserve team in the third tier of US Soccer, USL League One. This team allows the club to prepare future players with quality competition in hopes of being called up to the first team. The unnamed League One Miami team will train at the training facilities of Inter Miami CF Stadium.
The team was to open their inaugural season on March 27, 2020 against Union Omaha at Inter Miami CF Stadium but the match was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Inter Miami CF Academy
The Inter Miami CF Academy is the official youth academy and development system of Inter Miami CF that was established in 2019. The academy consists of various levels of age groups, ranging from U-12, U-13, U-14, U-15, U-17, and U-19. These teams will also train at the training grounds in Inter Miami CF Stadium alongside their MLS and USL League One counterparts. All of Inter Miami’s youth teams compete in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy.
Inter Miami CF Scouting and Tryouts
The Inter Miami CF Academy presented by Baptist Health of South Florida prides itself in recruiting, retaining and developing the best talent in South Florida and providing the clearest pathway to the highest level of the sport.
Academy players are scouted on a continuous basis by members of the Academy Technical Staff. The inaugural Academy class was selected after watching over 6,000 players within South Florida.
At this time, Academy tryouts are not available nor are requests for trials/scouting accepted.
Any upcoming tryout dates can be found by clicking here.
Interested in learning more about how to play for Inter Miami FC? Click here to visit their official Academy website.
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Inter Miami CF History
Don Garber, the commissioner of Major League Soccer (MLS), confirmed in November 2012 that the league was once again interested in locating an expansion franchise in Miami following the 2001 season and the 2009 failure of an expansion bid led by Miami-based Bolivian telecom entrepreneur Marcelo Claure and FC Barcelona.
When David Beckham retired from football in April 2013, the league had preliminary negotiations with Beckham’s counsel regarding numerous expansion destinations, including Miami, which Beckham had obtained an option to purchase for a fee of $25 million when he joined the league in 2007. Other investors, like as Italian businessman Alessandro Butini and Miami Dolphins owner Stephen M. Ross, indicated interest in acquiring a team in Miami the next year. Beckham and Fuller were mentioned by Garber in his December 2013 State of the League presentation. Miami-Dade County commissioners approved overwhelmingly on December 17 to enable Mayor Carlos A. Giménez to negotiate a new stadium in downtown Miami with the Beckham-led company. Assuming financing for a stadium can be agreed upon, the league announced on February 5, 2014 that Beckham exercised his option and that Miami Beckham United, the investment company formed by Beckham, Fuller and Claure, would control an expansion franchise in Miami.
The club’s ownership group utilized the working titles “Miami Vice” and “Miami Current” in presentations to officials and possible investors. Commissioner Garber reaffirmed in August 2014 that the expansion would not be permitted until a downtown stadium plan was in place, following the failure of the initial stadium bids. Fuller was purchased by Beckham in May of this year. The Miami Beckham United group was awarded the twenty-fifth MLS franchise on January 29, 2018, four years after the ownership first announced that a team would be pursued. The squad was expected to begin play in the 2020 season. This was part of a bigger plan to expand the MLS to 26 teams by 2020 and 30 teams beyond that. All of these teams have started MLS play since Beckham announced in 2014 that he intended to locate a franchise in Miami, and many more have followed suit since then. In effect as of August 4, Paul McDonough was hired as the new sporting director.
Miami Freedom Park LLC now owns and operates the team. They have used images of the Freedom Tower, a New York City landmark, as inspiration for their designs. Inter Miami CF, or Club Internacional de Ftbol Miami, was revealed on September 5, 2018, as the club’s name. Italy’s Inter Milan claimed trademark rights to the prefix “Inter” in April of this year. Diego Alonso, a former Uruguay national team player and current manager of C.F. Monterrey, was named the club’s first head coach on December 30, 2019.
On March 1, 2020, Inter Miami’s first MLS game was against Los Angeles FC, and they lost 1–0. Rodolfo Pizarro scored the first goal in Inter Miami’s history in a 2–1 loss to D.C. United on March 7 in the second game of the season. On March 14, 2020, they were scheduled to play LA Galaxy, Beckham’s previous team, in their inaugural home match. Since then, the match has been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Inter Miami beat Orlando City 3–2 on August 23, 2020, to win their debut game as a franchise.
Colors and Badge
The team’s name and colors were introduced on September 5th, 2018 by the Miami Beckham United organization. Club Internacional de Ftbol Miami was declared as the new name (Inter Miami CF). Great white herons with interlocking legs form the letter M on the crest, which was designed in a style and colors reminiscent of the city’s Art Deco architecture. There’s a solar eclipse taking place between the herons, with the sun taking on the number seven in honor of David Beckham, who frequently wore it as a player. Black, pink, and white are the team’s colors. The year 2020 is represented by the roman numbers MMXX, which surround the entire team’s name in this first season of competition. Some have speculated that the birds on the crest are flamingos or egrets, although this hasn’t been officially confirmed. White herons have since been identified as the birds in question by the team.
Inter Miami CF Stadium
Miami Freedom Park
Inter Miami will begin playing in Fort Lauderdale in March 2020. They will continue to do so until the completion of Miami Freedom Park in 2022. As part of the planned Freedom Park, which would be built on the current Melreese Country Club site near Miami International Airport, a 25,000-capacity stadium has been proposed. In order to get permission to build the stadium, a public referendum was held on November 6, 2018. Miami Freedom Park, Inter Miami CF’s new stadium, received approval from around 60% of voters in a referendum held near the international airport.
One million square feet (93,000 m2) of office, retail, and commercial space, 750 hotel rooms, 23 acres (9.3 ha) of public soccer fields, and 58 acres (23 ha) of public park will be erected on the 131-acre (53 ha) public site, which includes the 10.5-acre (4.2 ha) stadium. A total of $20 million will be paid out over the course of 30 years to the city’s public parks by the property’s owners in annual installments.
City of Miami commissioners must still approve the accord by a four-vote supermajority. Golf club fans have resisted the plan, and many elements remain unresolved, such as who will pay for the harmful incinerator ash left in the land once the plant closes. There had been a great deal of consideration put into this choice. Prior to this announcement, Dodge Island near PortMiami was explored, as was the waterfront at Museum Park in Downtown Miami, a site adjacent to MLB’s Marlins Park, and a privately held site in Miami’s Overtown (2015–16). The club also explored Florida International University’s Riccardo Silva Stadium.
Inter Miami CF Stadium
The former Lockhart Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida now houses the Inter Miami CF Stadium, a soccer stadium. Inter Miami CF, a projected Major League Soccer team, will be housed in a new 19,000-seat stadium and training complex. The new stadium will have a north-south orientation for soccer, which will keep the sun out of the goalkeeper’s eyes. In addition to serving as a training facility, the stadium will serve as the major headquarters for the team and its youth academy. Fort Lauderdale Strikers announced in 2016 that they were leaving Lockhart Venue, and the stadium quickly descended into a state of neglect.
Inter Miami stated in late January 2019 that the Lockhart Stadium property would serve as the club’s training base for its first squad, USL League One reserve team Fort Lauderdale CF, and the club’s youth academy. While the Miami Freedom Park stadium is being built, an 18,000-seat stadium will serve as the temporary home of Fort Lauderdale CF and as the permanent home of Inter Miami for the first two seasons of the project. Inter Miami’s request for the Lockhart Stadium site was approved by the Fort Lauderdale City Council in March 2019 with no opposition. To commence the demolition of Inter Miami, Fort Lauderdale’s City Commission gave its final approval. According to the agreement, which was overwhelmingly accepted on July 9th, the city would retain ownership of the Lockhart Stadium site for the next 50 years while Inter Miami will be in charge of the development, management, and maintenance of the new facilities.
Fort Lauderdale’s Lockhart Stadium was chosen as the club’s training ground for its first team, youth academy, and prospective United Soccer League (USL) squad in late January 2019.
A park, child soccer fields, and a community center are just a few of the features that will be included in the new training facility, which will span over 30 acres (12 hectares). Inter Miami’s youth academy, USL League One team, and first MLS team will all use the training center once it is completed.
As Miami Beckham United, the organization that owns the team has done business under the new name of Miami Freedom Park LLC since its inception in 2013. Miami-based Bolivian businessman Marcelo Claure heads the current ownership group, while Masayoshi Son and siblings Jorge and Jose Mas joined in 2017. The initiative was sparked by an agreement David Beckham made with Major League Soccer in 2007; he joined LA Galaxy and negotiated a cheaper franchise cost for an expansion team.
The Siege, Southern Legion, and Vice City 1896 are the official fan clubs for the team.
City of Miami, Florida
United States city of Miami is located in southeastern Florida and is known as the City of Miami. It is the 7th most populated city in the United States and the 3rd most populous on the East Coast. Over 300 high-rises grace the city’s skyline, 55 of which are more than 491 feet tall (150 m).
Miami is a major financial, commercial, cultural, and artistic hub, as well as a hub for international trade. With a 2017 GDP of $344.9 billion, the metro region is Florida’s and the United States’ largest metropolitan economy by a wide margin. The GaWC expects Miami to be a Beta+ global city by 2020. Business activity, human capital, information interchange, cultural experience, and political participation placed Miami sixth in the United States and 31st in the world in 2019. A 2018 UBS analysis of 77 cities around the world found that the city had the third-highest purchasing power in the United States and the eighth-highest in the world. Miami, the largest city in the United States with a significant Cuban-American population, is known as the “Capital of Latin America.”
Everglades National Park to the west and Biscayne Bay to the east are located on a wide plain that stretches from Lake Okeechobee to Florida Bay. Most communities, especially those along the seaside, have an average elevation of 1.8 meters (6 feet) above sea level. Most of the eastern Miami metro area is buried beneath the Miami Rock Ridge, which has the city’s highest points. There are several hundred natural and man-made barrier islands in Biscayne Bay, the largest of which encompasses Miami Beach and South Beach, the main part of the city. Since the Gulf Stream, a warm ocean current, flows northward about 15 nautical miles (24 kilometers) off the coast, keeping the city’s climate temperate and comfortable throughout the whole year,
Climate | Weather
A tropical monsoon climate (Köppen climatic classification Am) with a distinct dry season occurs in Miami. As a result, Miami is one of the northernmost large cities on Earth to be classified as a tropical climate zone, despite its comparatively mild winters and occasional 40 degree Fahrenheit (4 °C) lows in the winter months. Due to its coastal location, elevation above the Tropic of Cancer, and closeness to the Gulf Stream, the city’s climate is influenced by these factors. From December through March, the average high temperature is 76.4–80.3 °F (24.7–26.8 °C). 68.2 degrees Fahrenheit (20.1 degrees Celsius) is the average daily temperature in January. About 10–15 nights during the winter, low temperatures fall below 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius), following the passage of cold fronts that produce the majority of the winter rains.
The rainy season begins in June and lasts through the middle of October. Humidity levels are often oppressive, however thunderstorms and sea breezes coming off the Atlantic Ocean provide respite from the mid-80s to low-90s °F (29–35 °C) temperatures. There’s an average of 61.9 inches (1,572 mm) of rain in this time frame. Summertime dew points range from 71.9 °F (22.2 °C) in June to 73.7 °F (23.2 °C) in August, depending on where you are in the country. On February 3, 1917, the temperature was 27 °F (2.8 °C).
On July 21, 1942, the temperature was 100 °F (38 °C). On January 19, 1977, snow flakes were reported in certain areas of Miami, despite the fact that no official meteorological station had ever recorded snowfall in the city since records began. The official hurricane season lasts from June 1 to November 30, however hurricanes can form at any time throughout that period. It’s most likely that Miami will be affected during the peak of Cape Verde’s summer season, which runs from mid-August until the end of September. Tornadoes are rarely common in the area, however in 1925 and 1997, the area was hit by two. Approximately 40% of Miami’s homes are located in floodplains, which are considered to be high-risk areas for flooding.