Called Up: Edison Azcona and Israel Boatwright Called Up by the Dominican Republic


Inter Miami CF midfielder Edison Azcona and Inter Miami CF II defender Israel Boatwright have been called up by the Dominican Republic national team for its upcoming Concacaf Nations League fixtures.

In the first game, the Dominican Republic will visit French Guiana, on Thursday March 23 at 5:30 p.m. ET, at the Stade Municipal Dr. Edmard Lama in Cayenne, French Guiana. The team will then host Belize on Monday March, 27 at 6 p.m. ET, at the Estadio Panamericano in San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic.

Azcona and Boatwright have previously featured for the Dominican Republic, with Azcona having represented the country’s senior side in the past, while Boatwright previously shone for the U-20 team. In 2022, both Inter Miami Academy products were key members of the team as Dominican Republic had a historic 2022 Concacaf U-20 Championship campaign, earning the nation’s first-ever qualifications for a FIFA U-20 World Cup and the Summer Olympics. Azcona captained the side throughout the tournament, while the competition saw Boatwright make his debut and net his first goal for the Dominican Republic.

Azcona and Boatwright will join up with their national team teammates following Inter Miami’s road game against Toronto FC set for Saturday, March 18.

Azcona and Boatwright are among a growing list of current and former Inter Miami CF Academy players to be called up to a national team, including: Noah Allen, Nicholas Almeida, Tyler Austin, Edison Azcona, Israel Boatwright, Benjamin Cremaschi, Bryan Destin, Justin Ellis, Victor Fung, Tyler Hall, Santiago Morales, Daniel Pinter, Adrián Rosario, David Ruiz and Felipe Valencia, among others.