Occupying before this match the last position in the Eastern Association giving access to the Major League Soccer (MLS) playoff tournament, Inter Miami CF signed a victory in extremis of 1-0 against Toronto FC at BMO Field, Friday.
This win for the Florida team, a third in as many games, consolidates its seventh place. It now has a three-point lead over the Columbus Crew, which it had also defeated on September 13 to begin its winning streak.
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As he did against the Crew and DC United, Gonzalo Higuain broke the tie in the dying minutes of the clash. In the 86th minute of play, the great Argentinian accepted Robert Taylor’s handover by taking advantage of defender Shane O’Neill’s error to thwart goalkeeper Quentin Westberg.
It’s going from bad to worse for Toronto, which has suffered defeat in its most recent four outings. They haven’t found the back of the net for over 200 minutes.
In the standings, the « Reds » remain in 13th and penultimate place with 34 points in 33 games. They will play their last game of the season on October 9, against the Philadelphia Union.