International Duty

Called Up: Santiago Morales and Tyler Hall Called Up by U.S. U-17 MYNT for FIFA U-17 World Cup


Inter Miami CF Homegrown midfielder Santiago Morales and Inter Miami CF II defender Tyler Hall have been called up by the U.S. MYNT for the upcoming 2023 FIFA U-17 World Cup. The 19th edition of the tournament will run from  Nov. 10 to Dec. 1. 2023 in Indonesia.

Inter Miami is one of just three clubs with multiple players on the roster for the tournament.

The U-17 World Cup will pit 24 countries from six different confederations against each other. Teams will be separated into six groups of four, with the top two teams in each group and the four best third-place finishers advancing to the knockout rounds.

The U.S. will compete in Group E at the tournament alongside France, Burkina Faso, and South Korea.

United States Group Stage Schedule

  • November 12 - South Korea vs. United States, Jakarta International Stadium
  • November 15 - United States vs. Burkina Faso, Jakarta International Stadium
  • November 18 - United States vs. France, Jakarta International Stadium

At the club level, Morales made his professional debut with the Club’s MLS NEXT Pro affiliate Inter Miami CF II in 2023 before being signed as a Homegrown Player for the First Team; Morales became the seventh Academy product to sign for the First Team last month, and the second to sign this year. In all, he made 13 MLS NEXT Pro regular season appearances for Inter Miami II in 2023, 10 of them starts, and recorded his first two goals and assists as a professional.

Morales has previously been called up several times by the U.S. U-16 and U-17 sides, most recently representing the U-17s at the 2023 training camp in Sorocaba, Brazil, in which the team played two friendlies against Brazil in the final camp ahead of the 2023 U-17 World Cup.

Hall, meanwhile, has consistently been called up by the U.S. youth national teams, including featuring and captaining the U.S. U-17 MYNT during the 2023 Concacaf U-17 Championship in February as the team qualified for the 2023 FIFA U-17 World Cup. The 17-year-old defender also joined the U-17 team in Sorocaba, Brazil for the team’s final camp in preparation for the 2023 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

On the club side, the defender made his professional debut with Inter Miami CF II in the 2022 MLS NEXT Pro regular season while being on an Academy contract before signing with the Second Team in March of this year. In 2023, Hall registered 20 MLS NEXT Pro regular-season appearances, 18 as a starter, and scored his first two goals as a professional.