Inter Miami Goes On the Offensive In the First Round
Inter Miami went into the draft with the third overall pick, but a late trade moved that pick to FC Dallas.
In exchange, the Herons picked up $250,000 in General Allocation Money for 2024 and another $50,000 in GAM in 2024 as well as Dallas’ 15th overall pick.
With their first pick in the first round, Inter Miami went with talented midfielder Yannick Bright from the University of New Hampshire.
The Milan, Italy native was named First Team All-America and was a Mac Hermann Trophy semifinalist in his senior season for the Wildcats.
In addition, he was named America East Midfielder of the Year.
In his four years at New Hampshire, Bright made 69 appearances, including starting in all 19 games as a senior.
The Wildcats finished the 2023 season going 13-3-4, including finishing second in the America East Tournament.
The side reached the second round of the NCAA tournament where they fell 1-0 to eventual champions Clemson.
Inter Miami picked up forward Ryan Carmichael with the 25th pick (acquired from Philadelphia Union) to close out their first-round selections.
Carmichael, from Hofstra University, is native to Northern Ireland and led Hofstra with 17 goals in 22 games his senior season.
He was named Second Team United Soccer Coaches All-America and earned a first-team All-Coastal Athletic Association honor.
Hofstra finished the 2023 campaign with a 14-3-5 mark, won the CAA Championship and reached the second round of the NCAA tournament, losing to North Carolina.