Inter Miami CF announced today it has signed Academy graduate Noah Allen as a Homegrown Player to a contract running through the 2024 Major League Soccer (MLS) season, with options for the 2025 and 2026 seasons. The Pembroke Pines, Florida native becomes the fourth Inter Miami CF Academy product to earn a First Team contract.
“Noah is a fantastic young player who has ascended through our development pathway how we’d hoped. He has been with us from the start, passing from our Academy to Inter Miami CF II and now to the First Team, and we’re excited to continue his development here at home,” said Chris Henderson, Chief Soccer Officer and Sporting Director. “We’re very happy to continue to represent our community by putting Homegrown Players on the field.”
Allen, 17, has progressed through Inter Miami’s entire development pathway, beginning with the Academy in 2019, joining Inter Miami CF II in 2020, and debuting for the First Team in 2022.
Subsequently, he became the second Academy product to feature in an MLS match, and first to start an MLS match, when he featured in the team’s home opener on Feb. 26 against the Chicago Fire.
The fullback was amongst Inter Miami’s inaugural Academy team that made its debut in a tournament in South Korea in 2019, becoming the first-ever Inter Miami team across any category to play a competitive match. Alongside him, fellow club Homegrown Players Edison Azcona and Ian Fray were also a part of the Academy’s inaugural team that took part in the tournament in South Korea.
Allen then continued his progression through Inter Miami’s development pathway, joining Inter Miami CF II late in 2020 as an Academy registered player, making his debut in October of that season. He then built on that opportunity in 2021, completing his first full season at the professional level. That season Allen was voted the 2021 USL League One Young Player of the Year. He was a constant in Inter Miami CF II’s lineup throughout the season, leading the side with 2,430 minutes of action as one of four players to top 2,000 minutes in the regular season. He was a standout in that time, ranking second on the team with 35 interceptions while winning 34 of 44 tackles – a 77.3 percent success rate – at the defensive end. In attack, he finished second on the team with 28 key passes – 17 of which came from open play – and notched his first two assists in the professional ranks.
He then made his MLS debut with Inter Miami in the team’s 2022 season opener against the Chicago Fire, starting the match and playing 78 minutes, and contributing by winning possession four times. Allen once again was a member of the team’s starting XI when it faced Austin FC in its first 2022 road match on March 6.
Additionally, on the international front Allen has previously been a U.S. U-15 and U-20 selection, most recently being called up by the U.S. U-20 Men’s Youth National Team for a training camp in Jan. 2022.