TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Trade
Inter Miami have acquired the Homegrown Player Rights to goalkeeper Drake Callender from the San Jose Earthquakes in exchange for a 2020 MLS SuperDraft second round pick, the clubs announced Tuesday. The Quakes may also receive up to $150,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM) if incentives are met.
Callender, 22, currently plays soccer at the University of California, Berkeley. He has made 52 appearances and kept 15 clean sheets during his time with the school and was invited to the US U-23 Men’s National Team training camp in September.
“Drake is a driven, young goalkeeper who impressed at the collegiate level both on and off the pitch,” Inter Miami sporting director Paul McDonough said in a club statement. “We are pleased to trade for his Homegrown Rights and will explore him coming to South Florida sometime in the future.”
Callender joined the Quakes academy in 2013. San Jose signed 14-year-old goalkeeper Emmanuel Ochoa to a Homegrown Player contract on Monday.
“Drake is a longtime member of the Quakes family,” Earthquakes general manager Jesse Fioranelli said. “We are very confident in the goalkeepers on our roster, both for the present and future, and after careful consideration have decided this move would be best for all parties involved.”