Inter Miami || انٹر میامی

Inter Miami || انٹر میامی

History

After the Miami Fusion folded after the 2001 season and an expansion bid led by Miami-based Bolivian telecom entrepreneur Marcelo Claure and FC Barcelona failed in 2009, MLS commissioner Don Garber confirmed the league’s renewed interest in adding a franchise to Miami in November 2012.

Four years after the ownership first declared its intent to pursue a franchise, the Miami Beckham United group—which includes Beckham, Claure, Fuller, Masayoshi Son [founder and CEO of SoftBank and Jorge
and José Mas, the Miami-based leaders of telecommunications and construction company MasTec) was awarded the twenty-fifth MLS franchise and was scheduled to launch in the 2020 season.
The announcement was a part of a bigger MLS expansion that would see the league add 30 teams overall by the year 2020. Since Beckham first declared in 2014 that he planned to establish a team in Miami, Orlando City, New York City FC, Atlanta United, Minnesota United, Los Angeles FC, and FC Cincinnati have all started playing in the Major League Soccer. As of August 4, Paul McDonough was employed as the sporting director. Later, the ownership group of the team changed its name to Miami Freedom Park LLC. On September 5, 2018, they made Inter Miami CF, or Club International de football Miami, the club’s official name.

The Mas brothers completed a buyout to oust Claure and Son as the team’s majority owners in 2021. Inter Miami CF, owner Jorge Mas, and former sporting director Paul McDonough were all fined by Major League Soccer (MLS) on May 28, 2021, for breaking roster regulations in the previous season. In order to adhere to salary limit regulations and avoid using its three Designated Player slots, the club signed Blaise Matuidi and Andrés Reyes using targeted allocation money (TAM), although it was later determined that they had spent more than the TAM cap of $1.61 million per player. MLS fined the team $2 million, reduced its allocation for the 2022 and 2023 seasons by $2.27 million, suspended McDonough, fined Mas $250,000.
from league operations for one year. the season’s finish in 2022.

Inter Miami made the announcement that Neville has left the team on June 1st, 2023. The team was then playing in the Eastern Conference’s basement. Beckham continued, “We sometimes have to make the hardest choices in this game, and regretfully, we feel the time is ripe to make a change.
On that day, assistant coach Javier Morales took over as interim head coach. Seven-time winner of the Ballon d’Or Lionel Messi made the announcement four days after leaving Paris Saint-Germain and declining offers to play for Al-Hilal and FC Barcelona. On July 15, 2023, Messi signed a deal as a Designated Player, making him a member of the squad through the 2025 MLS season. Tata Martino, an Argentine and former manager of Barcelona, was named the club’s head coach on June 28. He moved to Miami the following month. At an unveiling ceremony on July 16, Messi and former teammate Sergio Busquets of Barcelona were officially welcomed to the squad. Jordi Alba, another one of his former Barcelona colleagues, joined Inter Miami five days later.

Face Atlanta United in Second Leagues Cup Group Stage Match This Tuesday 

This coming Tuesday, July 25, Inter Miami CF will face Atlanta United in the second game of the 2023 Leagues Cup group stage. The squad is preparing for another Leagues Cup battle this week. DRV PNK Stadium’s 7:30 p.m. ET kickoff time has been established.

Inter Miami || انٹر میامی

Tickets
Click HERE to get tickets for Tuesday’s 2023 Leagues Cup game at DRV PNK Stadium!

View the DRV PNK Stadium’s matchday parking details HERE before leaving for the game. Prior to visiting DRV PNK Stadium, fans are advised to purchase parking passes. Purchase a parking pass for gameday HERE!

The GOOOL Getter Trains on Brightline
For another exciting season, Inter Miami and Brightline are back! All Inter Miami CF games at DRV PNK Stadium this season may be reached immediately by GOOOL GETTER trains and free shuttles from Brightline Fort Lauderdale Station.

You can remain for the entire game and return to the station to catch your train home because shuttles leave the station 10 minutes after train arrivals and leave DRV PNK Stadium at 9:45 p.m. ET and 10 p.m. ET.

XTRA Time at the XBTO Northwest Club

Inter Miami || انٹر میامی

A live DJ will be playing during XTRA TIME at the XBTO Northwest Club, and there will be giveaways, discounted food, and a perfect place to watch the Inter Miami CF postgame show. Fans are urged to arrive as soon as the last whistle sounds to guarantee a close-up look.

Where to Watch

Winning Start in Leagues Cup and Star Debuts

Following their 1-2 victory over Cruz Azul on Friday night, Inter Miami will play Atlanta United for its second group round match in the inaugural Leagues Cup.

Reunions for Tata and Martínez

Both head coach Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino and forward Josef Martnez will reunite with their previous team during the game on Tuesday. Martino previously led Atlanta United to an MLS Cup victory in 2018 while serving as the club’s head coach from 2016 to 2018.

Martnez, on the other hand, played with Atlanta for six seasons, winning the MLS MVP award in 2018 and playing a significant role in their MLS Cup winning season. The Venezuelan goal scorer amassed an incredible 98 goals while playing for Atlanta.

Scouting Atlanta United

The inaugural Leagues Cup game for Atlanta will be against Inter Miami. Atlanta United’s record in the 2023 Major League Soccer regular season is now 35 points, good for seventh place in the Eastern Conference. The team most recently lost 1-2 to Orlando City SC at home.

The key players to watch for in the forthcoming game are midfielder Thiago Almada and striker Georgios Giakoumakis. Giakoumakis, who has 10 goals and one assist to his name so far in the regular season, is presently the top scorer for Atlanta, followed by Almada, who has eight goals and 10 assists.

What’s Next?

With a victory or a tie in the game on Tuesday at DRV PNK Stadium, Inter Miami may secure a spot in the 2023 Leagues Cup’s knockout round. The top two teams from the South 3 group will go to the competition’s Round of 32. The Club’s probable opponents if they advance to the knockout stages include MLS teams Orlando City SC, Houston Dynamo, FC Dallas, and Charlotte FC as well as LIGA MX teams Santos Laguna and Club Necaxa.

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