Inter Miami Are Soaring With Gonzalo Higuain, MLS Match Results & Betting Tips
It was only a matter of time before Inter Miami began to dominate matches. With plenty of investment and high-profile signings — including the addition of superstar Gonzalo Higuain — Miami appeared destined for an eventual rise in form that would make them one of the best clubs in MLS.
And last week, we got a hint of what that could look like.
Starting with Wednesday’s 2-1 win over the New York Red Bulls that included a game-winner from Higuain, Miami would later go on to clinch a second consecutive victory just days later in the 1-0 defeat of the Houston Dynamo.
“It’s the first time we’ve been able to win two matches in a row,” said manager Diego Alonso after the result against Houston. “I think that it strengthens our spirit. I think the two wins were deserved and that also strengthens us, because winning by doing things well strengthens our convictions.”
Coupled with outstanding performances from other key players such as Blaise Matuidi and Lewis Morgan, things are beginning to look up for the team that has had to deal with a number of obstacles in their debut season. Now, with two wins in hand and Higuain leading the attack, Miami is undoubtedly one of the teams to keep an eye on this season.
New England Revolution 0-1 Toronto FC (Oct 7)
The start of an up-and-down week for the Revolution. Although they are still very much involved in the playoff race, results like these highlight the separation between themselves and elite MLS clubs.
New York Red Bulls 1-2 Inter Miami (Oct 7)
A commendable display from Miami that had a dream ending with Higuain scoring his first-ever MLS goal. As mentioned earlier, keep an eye on Miami.
Philadelphia Union 3-0 FC Cincinnati (Oct 7)
It may not have been against the most daunting opponent, but Philadelphia’s 3-0 thrashing of Cincinnati is just one of many convincing results that the team has dished out in recent weeks.
Columbus Crew 1-2 Montreal Impact (Oct 7)
Columbus just don’t look the same without the injured Darlington Nagbe. Winless in their last three matches, the Crew are no longer the most difficult squad from the Eastern Conference.
Houston Dynamo 2-0 FC Dallas (Oct 7)
Three vital points for a middling Houston side that still have much to prove this season. The victory snapped their six-game winless streak.
New York City FC 4-1 DC United (Oct 7)
A brilliant match from NYCFC that included an astounding total of 31 shots. Despite the fact that they would go on to lose their following game, the 4-1 showcased what the club can achieve when the attack is firing on all cylinders.
Sporting Kansas City 1-0 Chicago Fire (Oct 7)
Little by little, Kansas City are climbing their way back up the league table. A game-winning effort from Winston Reid in the 2nd half was enough to secure three points.
Seattle Sounders 2-1 Real Salt Lake (Oct 7)
It’s now time to panic for Real Salt Lake fans. Along with their ensuing loss to the Whitecaps later on in the week, the Utah side is now without a win in their last four games.
LA Galaxy 3-6 Portland Timbers (Oct 7)
Where to even begin with this nine-goal thriller? It’s difficult to believe that this game was only 2-1 in favor of the Timbers right after the start of the 2nd half.
San Jose Earthquakes 3-0 Vancouver Whitecaps (Oct 7)
Forever hot and cold, the ever mercurial Earthquakes dominated the Whitecaps 3-0 before falling to the same scoreline just a few days afterward.
Inter Miami 1-0 Houston Dynamo (Oct 10)
As mentioned earlier, Miami is quickly finding momentum. Even without Rodolfo Pizarro on the field, the Florida club was dynamic and also perhaps unlucky to not have more than one goal.
Atlanta United 0-1 New York Red Bulls (Oct 10)
It wasn’t pretty, but the Red Bulls bounced back from their previous loss with a narrow win over Atlanta. A lone (and controversial) goal from Caden Clark in the 47th minute secured the result.
Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 Real Salt Lake (Oct 10)
Could this be the beginning of a much-needed turnaround for the Whitecaps? After previously going through four defeats in a row, the win over Real Salt Lake could provide some momentum in their race towards a playoff spot.
New York City FC 1-2 New England Revolution (Oct 11)
Although NYCFC out-passed and out-possessed them, the Revolution found a way to sneak in two goals thanks to a Man Of The Match-like performance from Lee Nguyen.
LAFC 3-1 Seattle Sounders (Oct 11)
Are LAFC back to their old goal-scoring ways? The weekend’s 3-1 win clinched consecutive MLS victories for Los Angeles for the first time this season.
Chicago Fire 2-1 DC United (Oct 11)
Alvaro Medran’s two assists led the way for Chicago on Sunday night. Medran now has three assists and a goal in his last five matches.
FC Cincinnati 0-1 Toronto FC (Oct 11)
A massive congratulations to Toronto, who are now the first team this season to clinch a spot in the playoffs. Their win on Sunday was their fifth in a row.
Sporting Kansas City 2-1 Nashville SC (Oct 11)
Granted, they were helped through a red for Nashville in the 2nd half, but Kansas City is finally flexing their muscle. With three consecutive victories, Kansas City is now one of the strongest teams in the Western Conference.
Philadelphia Union 2-1 Montreal Impact (Oct 11)
That’s two wins in two games last week for Philadelphia. Following Toronto’s guaranteed place in the playoffs, the Union now appears to be next in line for a postseason invitation.
Portland Timbers 3-0 San Jose Earthquakes (Oct 11)
Despite the fact that plenty of credit should be given to Portland’s attack, it was goalkeeper Steve Clark who truly emerged as the most vital figure on the pitch. His seven saves were massive for Portland in their latest win.
Betting Tip After Recent Round Of Matches
It’s all about Miami. With plenty of momentum building behind them and an incredibly talented roster finding cohesion, they should be able to stroll their way to a win against Atlanta United this week.
Miami for a win over Atlanta this Wednesday through -120
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Freelance writer Cesar Hernandez is a specialist in all things American and Mexican soccer. He has written for ESPN FC, The Athletic, The Guardian, FourFourTwo, VICE Sports and several other publications. Along with writing and previous radio appearances on the BBC, talkSPORT and SiriusXM FC, Cesar is also a member of the Mexican Soccer Show podcast. Email: [email protected]