International Duty

Called Up: Edison Azcona Called Up by Dominican Republic

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Inter Miami CF attacker Edison Azcona has been called up by the Dominican Republic national team for their upcoming CONCACAF Nations League matches.

The Dominican Republic and Azcona will first host Nicaragua at the Estadio Félix Sánchez in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on Friday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. ET. In the following matchup, the Los Quisqueyanos will face Montserrat at Blakes Estate Stadium in Montserrat on Monday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. ET. 

Azcona, 19, has previously represented the Dominican Republic at the U-20, U-23 and senior levels. In 2022, he was a key member of the team as Dominican Republic had a historic run at the 2022 Concacaf U-20 Championship, earning the nation’s first-ever qualifications for a FIFA U-20 World Cup and the Summer Olympics. This year, he featured for the U-20 national team at the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup in what was a historic first participation for the Dominican Republic in a World Cup. Azcona himself made history at the competition, scoring the country’s historic first goal at any World Cup. 

At the club level, Azcona was the second Inter Miami CF Academy graduate to have signed with the First Team as a Homegrown Player in 2021 and became the first Academy product to feature for the First Team in MLS, debuting in a regular season road match against Nashville SC as a substitute. So far during the 2023 MLS regular season, Azcona has appeared in five games. 

Azcona will join the Dominican Republic national team after Inter Miami’s match on the road against LAFC on Sunday, September 3 at 10 p.m ET at BMO Stadium.