Inter Miami Unified Team Douses Chicago Fire

Congratulations to the 2022 Inter Miami Special Olympics Unified Team on its thrilling 6-4 win over the Chicago Fire FC Special Olympics Unified Team! Inter Miami traveled to Chicago for its September 10 season opener and came home with the win. Before kickoff, members of Inter Miami’s MLS squad met with the Unified Team to wish its players luck and take some photos.

The Inter Miami Special Olympics Unified Team has a roster of 10 players – six Special Olympics Florida athletes and four Unified partners. The squad was first introduced to fans in May during halftime of the Inter Miami match against D.C. United at DRV PNK Stadium. They have been preparing for their game in Chicago since then. 

Unified Sports brings together people with and without intellectual disabilities, giving them the opportunity to train and compete on the same team. The principle behind it is simple: playing together creates a quick path to friendship and understanding.