"You win, people go. We'll win."
So go the memorable words of Jorge Mas to ESPN's Jeff Carlisle in a new feature story on the dramatic behind-the-scenes push to launch Inter Miami CF, the long-awaited and hotly-debated expansion side set to bring Major League Soccer back to South Florida next year after a two-decade hiatus.
Inter face a long to-do list and an equally lengthy set of challenges on the road to their first kick, from the usual hard work of building a new organization and roster from scratch to the winding road towards a permanent home stadium of their own at Miami Freedom Park.
The club's small but highly-experienced staff is juggling that process as well as the construction of a temporary venue and training facility at the site of the old Lockhart Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, the crafting of their ambitious academy and more. Read Carlisle's full, in-depth piece.