The Inter Miami CF Academy presented by Baptist Health announced today its complete roster of over 140 players, staff and competition details ahead of the 2022-23 season. The Academy, which now fully funds eight youth teams across seven different age groups from U-12 through U-19 after the addition of the U-16 and U-19 teams for the new season, and trains at the state-of-the-art Inter Miami CF Training Center, resumed training this week and welcomed 54 new players this campaign.
“After a very fruitful 2021-22 for our Academy teams, we’re excited to get another season underway and welcome the returning players and a new group of talented recruits to our club,” said Inter Miami CF Academy Director Craig Dalrymple, who is entering his second year at the helm. “There is a large talent pool of youth players in South Florida and we look forward to continuing our partnership with local youth clubs to identify and develop these young players within our system. The addition of two new age groups to our Academy for this new season will allow us to carry out our mission to an even further extent.”
The Inter Miami CF Academy teams started preseason training for the 2022-23 season on Monday, Aug. 1. More information about the schedule for our eight Academy teams will be provided in the coming weeks.
The U-13, U-14, U-15, U-17 and the newly incorporated U-16 teams will continue their participation in the MLS NEXT league for the upcoming season, while the U-12 teams will continue to compete in the Florida Academy League.
Additionally, details about the U-19 team’s season, including competition and format, schedule, and more, will be announced at a further date.
Inter Miami CF Academy Notable Achievements
Inter Miami launched its Academy in September 2019. These players, who are among the most talented soccer athletes from across South Florida, were chosen to sign with the Academy and positioned to have the best opportunities to continue advancing through the club’s player development pathway to the highest levels of the sport at no cost to the players and families.
Notable achievements for the Academy in its young history include the promotions of four Academy players through the ranks and up to the First Team, with Noah Allen, Edison Azcona, Ian Fray and Felipe Valencia signing Homegrown contracts for Inter Miami. Two of these players have already made their MLS debuts, with Azcona doing so on May 2, 2021 in a road match against Nashville SC, and Allen making his first MLS appearance by starting in Inter Miami’s 2022 home opener against the Chicago Fire FC on Feb. 26, 2022.
The 2021-22 season was a very successful one for the Academy, with all age groups winning their respective leagues, the U-17 team reaching the Generation adidas Cup semifinals, and the U-15 side becoming national champions by winning the MLS NEXT Cup, among several other impressive on-field accomplishments.
Individually, the season saw numerous Academy players achieve major milestones in their young careers. In total, 10 Inter Miami CF Academy products received national team call-ups during the recent Academy season, and nine Academy products made their professional debuts by turning out for Inter Miami CF II, the club’s MLS NEXT Pro affiliate.
Craig Dalrymple will be overseeing his second year as Academy Director in the 2022-23 season.
Dalrymple brings more than 30 years of experience at the youth and professional coaching levels, having held a number of technical and coaching roles in his career, including 10+ years with the Vancouver Whitecaps in Major League Soccer (MLS).
On the coaching front, meanwhile, there have been a number of changes: Former U-15 head coach Victor Pastora will be at the helm of the U-19 team; Javier Morales will continue leading the U-17 team alongside assistant coach Cristian Ledesma; the newly formed U-16 team will be coached by Ihor Dotsenko; former U-14 head coach Pedro Cavalcanti will be taking charge of the U-15 category with Alex Kuehl as assistant coach; Giuseppe DePalo has been named new head coach of the U-14 team with John Deeley assistant coach; Gibran Tevar will continue to manage the U-13 team with assistant coach Chris Munoz; Ben Applefield and Julius James will carry on as head coaches of the U-12 teams.
New Roster Additions
U-12: Roger Llaurado (Miami Strike Force), Eleazer Guevara (PSG Academy Florida), London McSweeney (FC Prime), Skyler McSweeney (FC Prime), Luca Jaffre (Cyclone Soccer Hollywood), Yohan Calixte (PSG Academy Florida), Navid Farhadezeh (Pinecrest Premier SC), Owen Rodier (Pinecrest Premier SC), Mauricio Caceres (Weston FC), Jaiden Lee-Kelly (Lauderhill Lions SC), Feguens Herard (Lauderhill Lions SC), Naythan Haycinth (Miramar United Elite SC), Kwan Oliveira (Davie United SC), Charlie Vetto (Team Boca SC), Manu Penche (Pinecrest Premier SC), Lukas Krull (Pinecrest Premier SC), Matthew Deliverance (Florida Elite Soccer Academy), Shamrynn Aresnni (Ives Estate SC), Mathias Gallindo (Wellington FC), Luca Kolkowski (Palm Beach Gardens Predators), Henrique Cabral (Team Boca SC)
U-13: Connor Dale (Team Boca SC), Jovann Flores (Miami Strike Force), Keedon Mcdowell (South Florida Football Academy), Austin Gomez (PSG Academy Florida), Rashaan Juene (FC Barcelona Academy), Matteo Kolkowski (Palm Beach Gardens Predators), TJ Williams (Weston FC), Denis Marek (unattached)
U-14: Carl Jules (South Florida Football Academy), Ashraf Bedard-Khalid (Juventus Academy Miami), Zidane Cadet (Weston FC), Steven Sanchez (Miami Rush Kendall SC)
U-15: Lucas Barker (South Florida Football Academy), Lukas Hoermann (Miami Rush Kendall SC), Josh Swanzy (South Florida Football Academy), Sergio Perello (Doral SC)
U-16: Josh Grant (South Florida Football Academy), Max Ponikorovsky (Ives Estate SC), Lucas Villanueva (Miami Rush Kendall SC), Garcia-Romero (Miami Rush Kendall SC), Matteo Gallego (Weston FC), Michael Carabajal (unattached)
U-17: Antonello Buono (Miami Rush Kendall SC), Mateo Turletti (Weston FC), Alejandro Flores (Miami Rush Kendall SC), Juan Gorrin (Miami Rush Kendall SC), Santiago Garcia (Miami Strikers FC)
U-19: Markus Steinhauser (Juventus Academy Miami), Jonathan Nabaka (Weston FC), Lorenzo D’Agostini (Weston FC), Denjamin Donato (Tampa Bay United), Gabriel Leal (Tropical SC), Ian Nuñez (Miami Rush Kendall SC)
Of the 54 new members of our Academy teams, 52 members were recruited from local clubs: South Florida Football Academy (5), Ives Estates SC (2), Florida Elite Soccer Academy (1), Miami Rush Kendall SC (8), Doral SC (1), Wellington SC (1), Weston FC (7), Team Boca SC (3), FC Prime (2), Lauderhill Lions SC (2), Miami Strike Force (2), Cyclone Soccer Hollywood (1), Pinecrest Premier SC (4), PSG Academy Florida (3), FC Barcelona Academy (1), Juventus Academy Miami (2), Palm Beach Gardens Predators (2), Tampa Bay United (1), Miramar United Elite SC (1), Tropical SC (1), and Davie United SC (1), Miami Strikers FC (1).
Download the Academy’s full roster for the 2022-23 season below.