Inter Miami CF Signs U.S. National Team Goalkeeper CJ dos Santos

Inter Miami CF announced today that it has signed goalkeeper CJ dos Santos from Portuguese side S.L. Benfica. The 21-year-old, who has represented the U.S. Men’s National Team across several levels, adds quality depth to Inter Miami’s goalkeeper unit and signed a contract through the 2024 Major League Soccer (MLS) season, with club options for 2025 and 2026.

The goalkeeper joins the club pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC).

“CJ is a gifted young goalkeeper with really good feet. His distribution and reading of the game are very strong for a young keeper and we’re excited to bring him onboard and help further his development. He’ll come in and add competition to a strong goalkeeper unit,” said Chief Soccer Officer and Sporting Director Chris Henderson.

The Philadelphia native has been an active participant across several U.S national team levels, playing for the U-17 and U-20 teams, joining the squads at the FIFA U-17 and U-20 World Cups in 2017 and 2019. In Dec. 2020, he participated in a senior national team camp at the Inter Miami CF Training Center and made the bench for the ensuing friendly against El Salvador at DRV PNK Stadium. 

At the club level, dos Santos signed for Portuguese Primeira Liga side Benfica in Aug. 2016. He has featured for the club at several youth and reserve levels, including a Dec. 2018 UEFA Youth League match against AEK Athens F.C. in which he recorded a clean sheet. He made his Benfica B debut in Jan. 2021, starting consecutive matches in Portugal’s second division. 

Before joining Benfica, dos Santos featured for a number of clubs at the youth levels, including a stint of three seasons in the Philadelphia Union academy. 

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