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Report: Inter Miami pursuing USMNT winger Tyler Boyd


Tyler Boyd has made a positive impression with the U.S. Men’s National Team in the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup. The 24-year-old has now been reportedly linked with 2020 MLS expansion team Inter Miami.

According to The Athletic, Inter Miami has discovery rights on Boyd and is in discussions to sign the winger from Portuguese club Vitoria de Guimaraes. Former Manchester United, L.A. Galaxy, and England star David Beckham is president of Inter Miami.

Boyd scored two goals in his first USMNT start on Matchday 1 against Guyana and is coming off a strong season domestically.

The New Zealand-born forward scored six goals and added four assists in 14 matches on-loan with Turkish outfit Ankaragucu this past campaign. Boyd’s arrival helped the side fight off relegation from the Turkish Super Lig.

He made his debut for Vitoria back in 2015, but has only made 10 appearances total for the club. He’s also played for Tondela, Wellington Phoenix, and Waikato FC.


  1. You only get to play for a limited time. Make your $. When he first made the switch to USA I thought the biggest reason for him doing so was to try and open a door to MLS.

  2. How do they have discovery rights? He has never played for any club on USL or any other American Soccer league in Miami. Baffled and confused??

    • You are confusing discovery with homegrown. Discovery is teams have a list of players from anywhere outside the US and Canada that they tell the league they are interested in. The team that puts in a name first has first dibs so to speak. Philadelphia had discovery rights to Zlatan that I believe they got something from LAG for when he came. If Boyd returns to Europe and becomes a regular for the National Team then he would be added to the Allocation list and would be sent to the team at the top of the order which is currently Colorado.

  3. The dude looks good and it’s exciting, but obviously its also been against weak competition. Why’s he been club-hopping and riding the pine for 4 years before all of the sudden scoring a few goals for a bottom-table turkish side? It’s certainly not like he’s been a still-developing teenager the last 4 years.

    Point being it doesn’t seem like he’s going anywhere big anytime soon, I don’t see a problem with spending a couple years in MLS and if he continues to prove himself he’s still got some time to head to a real European league.

    • Valid points, Malkin
      I like the guy from what i’ve heard in interviews and his play so far for the USMNT.

      But I keep thinking to myself that he is a good player for the current USMNT standard
      but over in europe, he is a dime a dozen.

      But check out his highlights from this year. Quality stuff, no?

    • Agreed! …Especially an MLS expansion franchise! Commentators mentioned this in tonight’s match, I didn’t think it was true.

    • Stay away because he will not be pushed for his spot and regress. Stay in Europe for your development since competing for your spot every week and make him a better player. Look at all the USMNT guys who returned and suck due to complacency.


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