Drake Callender Named Inter Miami CF 2023 Defensive Player of the Year


Inter Miami CF announced today that goalkeeper Drake Callender has been named the team’s Defensive Player of the Year for the 2023 season.

The 26-year-old goalkeeper enjoyed a stellar season leading the line for Inter Miami, finishing the year as the player on the team with most appearances across all competitions (46), registering eight clean sheets in the process. Notably, Callender was key in the team’s 2023 Leagues Cup title-winning campaign, including scoring his kick from the spot and stopping the last penalty in the shootout against Nashville SC in the final to help Inter Miami win a historic first official trophy for the First Team.

The California native was also rewarded individually for his performances throughout the season, earning Leagues Cup Best Goalkeeper award honors, being named five times to the MLS Team of the Matchday and receiving his first USMNT call ups.