Former Cal goalkeeper Drake Callender is the latest Bear to turn professional after Inter Miami CF, an MLS expansion franchise under the direction of David Beckham, signed the 22-year-old.
Callender was named to the All-Pac-12 team for the third year in a row and has kept 16 clean sheets in 54 appearances in his career. He has been the starting goalkeeper for Cal for the last 3 seasons.
The former Bear is the latest keeper to sign with Inter Miami after Miami traded a second round pick for his homegrown player rights which were previously held by the San Jose Earthquakes.
He will likely be a backup behind the experienced Luis Robles, who joined the new Miami team on a free transfer from New York Red Bulls and will compete for minutes with Bryan Meredith and John McCarthy, two journeymen goalies who have spent time at various levels of U.S. soccer.
Callender was called up to the U-23 U.S. national team during his senior season and is in contention for a spot on this summer’s Olympic team.
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