Inter Miami CF vs. New York Red Bulls | 2020 MLS Match Preview
2020 MLS Regular Season – Week 13
Inter Miami CF vs. New York Red Bulls
Inter Miami CF Stadium – Fort Lauderdale
September 23 – 8:00 PM ET
STREAMING: MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US, on DAZN in Canada
LOCAL TV: MyTV33 (Miami), MSG
Goalkeeper Luis Robles meets his former club for the first time since being signed by Inter Miami CF in the offseason when the expansion side meet the New York Red Bulls Wednesday night in Fort Lauderdale.
Inter Miami CF (3W-7L-2D) are coming off a 2-1 win over Atlanta United, while the Red Bulls (4W-6L-2D) suffered another late 1-0 home defeat, falling to FC Cincinnati Saturday night.
Inter Miami CF
Inter Miami moved to within one point of the playoff line in the Eastern Conference after a second consecutive 2-1 win over Atlanta United, this one at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Brek Shea scored what proved to be the winner in the 11th minute, concluding a flurry of early goals.
“The feelings are very good [after the match]. We played a great match, one of our best. Above all else, you can win a match, but to win a match doing what you set out to do makes it a lot easier to repeat. We’re happy because we did what we set out to and we continue taking steps forward,” Miami coach Diego Alonso said after the match. “It was undoubtedly the best match we’ve played on the road. We were able to take control of the match, with the ball and then at the end defending spaces well...We never stopped attacking, we were always looking for our third goal. I think it was important to threaten our opponents and I think it was a complete performance.”
New York Red Bulls
The Red Bulls struggled to create opportunities in the attacking third and were done in by a late goal for the second time in the last three home games, losing to FC Cincinnati for a second time this season. Haris Medunjanin scored an Olimpico five minutes from time to culminate a result that represents how things are going for New York recently.
"As the game goes on, we said it was going to be tight, we said it was going to be a game divided on margins and no cause to panic, no cause to pull the panic button just yet and then they score a worldie of a goal of which they have no influence in,” interim coach Bradley Carnell said.
“It wasn’t Kendall Waston crashing in on the box, we dictated that, we put it on our terms for all the set pieces we faced on the night, and unfortunately, as per the picture, it’s probably fitting over the last couple of weeks, that one goes in. It leaves me thinking ‘what do we have to do to score?’ but we keep going.”
- This is the first all-time meeting between Inter Miami CF and the New York Red Bulls.