Inter Miami’s chief soccer officer and sporting director Chris Henderson teased reinforcements for the 2024 Major League Soccer season as the Herons look ahead to the next campaign.
The South Florida team played their final MLS match of the year on October 21, losing to Charlotte FC to conclude the campaign in 14th place on the Eastern Conference table and miss the playoffs. But Henderson maintains Miami proved their true potential by lifting the inaugural Leagues Cup trophy and vows to reach those heights once more.
“We have seen what this team is capable of in the summer when we were firing all on cylinders and everyone is out there. We’ve had some beautiful football, control in games,” chief soccer officer and sporting director Chris Henderson said in Monday’s year-end media availability.
“But in saying that, we want more. We will improve this roster. In 2024 we have high hopes and we will compete in multiple competitions. We will work tirelessly to evaluate the changes that need to be made and achieve our goals in bringing success to our fans and Inter Miami.”
Henderson went on to hint at the possibility of new arrivals. The MLS Primary Transfer Window opens in January, giving the team plenty of time to sign the likes of Luis Suarez or other targets before the league kicks off in late February.
“He’s currently with Gremio, so we don’t want to comment on a player who’s not on our roster,” Henderson said of a potential move for Suarez. “He is another player that’s always been linked with our team and it’s great to have great players around the world connected with Inter Miami and wanting to come here.
“The players that we have on our roster now make it a lot easier to go and recruit outside the league and inside the league. Who wouldn’t want to play with the greatest players of all time in their positions? That helps us.
“There are free agents out there and there is trade talk. Teams are asking for players on our team. These are conversations that are ongoing and some of the work that our recruitment staff will have. Just like every other signing, we will stick to the seven steps that we take in every player signing to make sure it’s the right one to add for us.”
Inter Miami will also have to consider depth as the club prepares for MLS, Leagues Cup, US Open Cup and Concacaf Champions League action in 2024.