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Inter Miami CF Academy Announces Staff, Roster and Competition Details Ahead of 2021-22 Season

August 2, 2021 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Inter Miami CF News Release

The Inter Miami CF Academy presented by Baptist Health announced today its complete roster of over 110 players, staff and competition details ahead of the 2021-22 season. The Academy, which fully funds six youth teams across five age groups from U-12 through U-17 and trains at the state-of-the-art Inter Miami CF Training Center, resumes training today and will welcome 41 new players this campaign.

"We're excited to get another Academy season underway and welcome the returning IMCF players, and a new group of talented young players to our Club," said newly appointed Inter Miami CF Academy Director Craig Dalrymple. "There is an abundance of talent in South Florida and we're looking forward to continued partnership with local youth clubs to identify and develop these young players within our system."

Competition Details

The Academy teams began preseason training for the 2021-22 season today, Aug. 2. Regular season matches will begin in September, with more information to be provided in the coming weeks.

The U-13, U-14, U-15 and U-17 teams will continue their participation in the MLS NEXT league for the upcoming season, beginning with the Spring League, while the U-12 teams will continue to compete in the Florida Academy League.

Inter Miami CF Academy Notable Achievements

Inter Miami launched its Academy in September 2019. These players, who are among the most talented soccer athletes from across South Florida, were chosen to sign with the Academy and positioned to have the best opportunities to continue advancing through the Club's player development pathway to the highest levels of the sport at no cost to the players and families.

Notable achievements for the Academy in its young history include the promotions of three Academy players through the ranks and up to the First Team, with Edison Azcona, Ian Fray and Felipe Valencia signing Homegrown contracts for Inter Miami. The 2021 MLS season has also seen an Inter Miami CF Academy graduate make his MLS debut, with Azcona doing so on May 2, 2021 in a road match against Nashville SC.

The Academy also saw competitive success in 2020-21, with the U-12 and U-13 teams each claiming silverware, winning their divisions of the USL Academy Cup.

Academy Staff

New Academy Director Craig Dalrymple brings more than 30 years of experience at the youth and professional coaching levels, having held a number of technical and coaching roles in his career, including 10+ years with the Vancouver Whitecaps in Major League Soccer (MLS).

Meanwhile, the Academy returns the leadership of U-17 head coach Javi Morales, U-15 head coach Victor Pastora, U-14 head coach Pedro Cavalcanti, U-13 head coach Gibran Tevar and U-12 head coach Ben Applefield in 2021-22.

New Roster Additions

U-12: Antonio Antonelli, Christopher Banos, Aiden Crooks, Derek Delgado, Levi Fleischer, Nikko Gouveia, Thomas Koch, Nicolas Lafuente, Lukas Marichal, Tysun Marshall-Roshaven, Mathias Martinez, Eduardo Marttos, Karim Montealegre, Kai Nesfield, Aidan Noel, Luciano Pena, Benjamin Pesce, Ian Sanchez, Roberto Sardinha, Matthew Torres, Levi Williams

U-13: Jelani Bradshaw, Matteo De Paula, Philipp Kovalchuk, Alonzo Montero, Kai Williamson

U-14: Ashton Bryant, Cadriano Marsh, Juan Moreno, Jeremy Ortela, John Quinton, Lukas Robbins, Ignacio Silva, Ian Zoladz

U-15: Brandon Bent, Gabriel Malaver, River Pavich, Juan Quintero

U-17: Ezequiel Abadia-Reda, Brett Kaminski, Sebastian Otero

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