MIAMI (August 9, 2019) – Eighteen U-17/U-18 Inter Miami CF Academy players will open its preseason training camp with an international tournament in South Korea this weekend, becoming the first to play an official match for the Club 

Senior Academy Director and Head Coach for the U-23s, Jason Kreis, will coach the players in the 2019 K League U-17 Championship alongside assistant coaches Brian Haynes and Nicholas Chase from August 11-20.  

“The K league presented us with a great opportunity to start training camp early and take our players to an international tournament,” said Paul McDonough, Inter Miami CF’s sporting director. “Our goal is to provide as many resources and opportunities for the players to help them develop and grow within our Academy system, and this was a step in the right direction.”

Seventeen teams will compete in the K League U-17 Championship, with Inter Miami CF being the only one from the United States. They will play four matches starting on Sunday, Aug. 11, with the final being held on Tuesday, Aug. 20.  

Below is a list of players selected for the tournament classified by position, age group and hometown. 


FORWARDS: Andres Cardenas (2002, Miami), Moises Cuartas (2004, Miami), Nicolas Diaz (2002, Miami), Brian Hernandez (2002, Miami), Alexander Lozano (2003, Miami) 

MIDFIELDERS: Edison Azcona (2003, Deerfield Beach), Giancarlo Gonzalez (2002, Hialeah), Nicolas Pereira (2003, Doral), Francisco Raggio (2003, Miami Beach), Andres Torrealba (2003, Miami) 

DEFENDERS: Noah Allen (2004, Pembroke Pines), Jason Bucknor (2002, Weston), Fabrizio Cubeddu (2002, Davie), Esteban Espinosa (2002, Miami), Ian Fray, (2002, Sunrise), Kai Thomas (2002, Coconut Creek) 

GOALKEEPERS: Ralph Montero (2002, Weston), Mauricio Uribe (2002, Miami