TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Signing
Inter Miami have signed winger Felipe Valencia to a Homegrown contract, their first academy graduate to join the first team, the club announced Friday. He is the 15th youngest player to sign an MLS contract.
Valencia, 15, made 12 appearances in USL League One with Fort Lauderdale CF and scored three goals. He is the youngest player in USL history to score a goal, breaking Alphonso Davies' record.
“We are very proud of Felipe for making the most of the opportunities he has earned, but most importantly, we hope his accomplishment sets an example for other youth players within our academy and USL League One team,” managing owner Jorge Mas said in a club statement. “We’ve invested in the best resources and facilities to support the Academy because we aspire to continue developing local players and producing future stars of our team in the short and long-term.”
Valencia was called into the United States' U-15 boys national team camp in March.