Inter Miami will face D.C. United for the first time this campaign on Saturday, May 14 at DRV PNK Stadium. The squad, coming off of a 3-1 victory against South Georgia Tormenta FC in the U.S. Open Cup, continued its preparations today at the facility ahead of this weekend’s match.
In the Open Cup win, Joevin Jones made his first Inter Miami start since suffering an injury in 2021. The defender shared his thoughts on the milestone and the expectations he holds for himself ahead of the remainder of the season.
“I’m feeling good. I came on at Charlotte for 20 minutes, I felt good and this game I started and played 80+. It’s all about getting my confidence back and my momentum and getting match fit to finish the season strong. I’m happy. I feel like my life is back, on the pitch with my bros again and on the field playing in front of amazing fans and happy to be back.”
Head Coach Phil Neville was complimentary of the Trinidad and Tobago international’s efforts since his return.
“I thought against Charlotte he was really good when he came on, really composed…Because of the way that Joevin is, because of his laid back personality, you take for granted how much fútbol means to him…We’re now hoping to see the Joevin Jones that we signed, someone that can be a real asset.”
With the Open Cup victory behind him, Neville noted that he knows his team is capable of all that he expects from them, from attitude to accountability.
“I just wanted to be in the next round and that’s what they delivered. But my expectations are that I want us to do better…They know that, and Saturday I want us to get back to the levels that I know we can as we play against a team with a new coach. They have signed some really good new forward players. We know from our experiences last year that this is going to be a difficult game," he stated.
“That's a great quality to have on the team…I have a team that’s got real accountability, that's accepted it, a team that understood, and believed in it."
In its the second home game time this week, Inter Miami will host D.C. United on Saturday, May 14 at 8 p.m. ET. Get your tickets HERE and support Inter Miami from the stands at DRV PNK Stadium on Saturday!