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Inter Miami CF Makes Three Performance Staff Hires 

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Inter Miami CF announced today that it has hired Julian Haigh as Director of Sport Science, Tom Jobe as Director of Fitness and Rehabilitation and Silas Waszczuk as Sports Performance Specialist.

“We’re excited to welcome Julian, Tom and Silas to Inter Miami, three accomplished professionals who will help us continue to build out a top-class staff. We feel they will all help put our players in the best position to succeed,” said Performance Director Dawn Scott.

Haigh will lead in the management, planning and delivery of the day-to-day physical training and match load monitoring and integrated World Class sports science support for the First Team. He will report directly to Performance Director Scott, who he worked with the U.S. Women’s National Team.

He most recently served as U.S. Women’s National Team & NWSL Applied Sport Scientist beginning in November 2017. Haigh, a Boston, Massachusetts native, also worked as a High Performance Coach for the Boston Breakers in the NWSL from June 2016 to November 2017, First Team Assistant & Head of Academy Sport Science and Strength and Conditioning for the Widnes Vikings in England’s professional rugby Super League from October 2011 to June 2016, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for Liverpool Ladies FC from February 2014 to February 2015, and Sports Science Intern at Everton FC from July 2011 to May 2012. Haigh is also a Liverpool John Moores University graduate with a degree and a Master’s in sports and exercise science, and holds a USSF F Coaching License.

Jobe’s responsibilities include delivering world-leading integrated, and bespoke, player monitoring and management plans to all First Team players; as well as leading and coordinating the programming and delivery of gym-based strength and conditioning, and end stage Return to Play sessions for the First Team. Jobe brings over five years in professional sports in the United States. Most recently, Jobe served as the Head of Strength and Conditioning for Los Angeles FC, from January 2018 to December 2020, helping them win the 2019 MLS Supporters’ Shield and reach the 2020 Concacaf Champions League final. His previous experiences include Strength and Conditioning Staff Assistant for the Miami Dolphins from April 2017 to January 2018, as well as from June 2015 to July 2016; Graduate Assistant Strength Coach, Football at the Lindenwood University from July 2016 to April 2017, and Strength and Conditioning Intern with the San Francisco 49ers from June 2014 to September 2014.

Jobe has a Master of Science, Human Performance and a Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science from Lindenwood University. Jobe is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, has FMS level 2 certification and is first aid accredited. Jobe will report to Performance Director Scott.                            

Waszczuk will lead on the management, planning and delivery of return to play protocols and the day-to-day gym based physical training for the First Team. He brings over 20 years of experience in sports to the club, most notably serving as Personal Physical Therapist for Brazilian fútbol legend Kaká beginning in 2010. In that time, he served as a Sports Performance Specialist and Physical Therapist at Orlando City SC beginning in January 2015 and Physical Therapist for Italy’s AC Milan from August 2013 to December 2014. 

Among Waszczuk’s many educational accomplishments are a Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy from Universidade Guarulhos and a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Universidade Cidade de São Paulo. He will report to the Director of Fitness and Rehab, Jobe.

Inter Miami fans can join The Heartbeat of the club and secure their seats for the 2022 campaign by becoming Season Ticket Members. Season Ticket Members receive the best prices and priority seating locations for all 2022 home matches. Additional benefits include priority access to home playoff matches, interest free payment options, and discounts on season parking passes. For more information on Season Ticket Memberships, please visit intermiamicf.com/tickets.

Individual match tickets for each of the 17 regular season home matches on the Inter Miami CF schedule – beginning with the highly anticipated home opener on Saturday, February 26 are available visiting https://www.intermiamicf.com/tickets/single. Fans can also call 305-428-0611 to learn more.





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Midfielder Celeste Boureille departs Thorns FC

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Celeste Boureille has informed Thorns FC of her impending move to a European-based club, the club confirmed today, with an announcement regarding her next destination expected in the near future

Boureille, 27, was out of contract with the Thorns after the 2021 National Women’s Soccer League season and had announced her departure from the team on Monday via social media.

She joined the Thorns as an undrafted free agent before the 2016 season and went on to make 66 regular-season appearances with the club over her six seasons. She was part of NWSL Shield winning teams in 2016 and 2021 and was member of the Thorns’ NWSL Championship team in 2017.

“My time as a Thorn has been an amazingly rewarding experience and I have loved every second of it,” Boureille said on Twitter. “Thank you to the entire Portland organization for giving me this unforgettable opportunity since day one as a Pro.”





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Charlotte FC eye more DPs beyond “special player” Karol Świderski

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Krneta assured that more additions are on the way, too, particularly of the DP variety (as many as two more). Ecuador international midfielder Jordy Alcívar is currently a Young DP, though that classification could change come roster compliance day.

“We’re looking for more,” Krneta said. “There will be more DPs, we have options and this is why we build the club and the roster in a way that we can cherry-pick, if you like, at the end of the roster-building who we want. … These very good players, it’s not easy to get these players over the line. There’s always an issue or two. But hopefully soon we’ll add one or two more players.”

As key signings are finalized, Świderski is relishing the opportunity – and natural pressure – that awaits him in Charlotte.

“America, this was my dream also,” Świderski said. “I’m so happy to be here.”





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Atlanta United Adds Sixth Preseason Opponent 

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ATLANTA – Atlanta United today announced the club has added a sixth preseason match against Tepatitlán FC to be played Sunday, Feb. 13 while the team is in Mexico. It will be the second match Atlanta plays that day after taking on Chivas Guadalajara. Both matches will be played at Chivas’ Verde Valle training facility and are closed to the public.

The club also announced it will stream each of its remaining preseason matches live on ATLUTD.com/live, including all three matches in Mexico. Atlanta is scheduled to open its 2022 MLS Regular Season on Sunday, Feb. 27 against Sporting Kansas City at Mercedes-Benz Stadium (3 p.m., FS1/FOX Deportes). Tickets for the Home Opener are now available.

After playing Georgia Storm on Jan. 25, the club will continue its preseason with its second match against Georgia Revolution on Jan. 30 (12:00 p.m.) at the Turner Soccer Complex on the campus of the University of Georgia in Athens. The match, presented by Piedmont Healthcare, sold out to Season Ticket Members earlier on Wednesday and the club also announced that a portion of the ticket proceeds will be donated to the Piedmont Healthcare Foundation.

Atlanta will then travel to Guadalajara and train daily at Club Atlas Colomos in Zapopan, Mexico. It’s first match at Colomos will be against Celaya FC and will be open to media. Atlanta will then play two matches Feb. 13, playing Tepatitlán FC after its match against Chivas. Tepatitlán FC is currently in Mexico’s second division and will join Celaya as the second Liga de Expansión MX opponent for Atlanta this preseason. Tepatitlán won the league’ Clausura – winning the Guardianes 2021 by defeating Atlético Morelia in the tournament final. A week later it won the 2020-21 season by defeating Apertura champions Tampico Madero in penalties.

After returning from Mexico, Atlanta will play its final preseason match at Birmingham Legion FC on Feb. 20 at Protective Stadium. Ticket information for the match will be announced in the coming weeks.





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