Inter Miami announced Thursday that local youth coaching standouts Juan Carlos Michia and Victor Pastora have joined the club as the first two Inter Miami youth academy coaches.

“We welcome Juan Carlos and Victor to the Inter Miami family with open arms.” club sporting director Paul McDonough said in a statement. “Juan Carlos and Victor will play a fundamental role in establishing the most important legacy pillar for the club: our Academy. A place where local talent can continue to develop their game at no cost and one day perhaps fulfill their dream of representing our community wearing the Inter Miami colors.”