Inter Miami, comeback kings – AS USA

Be it due to bad luck or a slow start to the game or other problems, Inter Miami is forced to row against the tide every week in MLS. Tata Martino's team has won the last five games in a row, but in each of them they fell behind and had to bounce back.

Inter Miami has trailed in all of its last five games

  • Week 12 Montreal 2-3 Inter Miami (conceded Min.22 and Min.32)
  • Week 11 Inter Miami – New York Red Bulls 6:2 (collected minute 30)
  • Week 10 New England Revolution 1-4 Inter Miami (collected minute 1)
  • Week 9 Inter Miami 3-1 Nashville (collected minute 2)
  • Week 8 Kansas City 2-3 Inter Miami (min.6 conceded)

Inter Miami, slow starters

In each of the last five games The Florida franchise conceded at least one goal in the first half and came up short reverse the result. Last night Montreal led 2-0, Miami responded with goals from Matías Rojas, Luis Suárez and Benja Cremaschi. The result means the Herons have taken 15 out of a possible 15 points and are at the top of the Eastern Conference with 27 points.

But it's not an isolated problem limited to recent games. Inter Miami's tendency to concede first has been a problem since the start of the season. In the 12 MLS games played so far Martino's team fell behind on nine occasions. These include: Los Angeles Galaxy in Week 1 (1-1), Montreal in Week 3 (2-3), DC United in Week 4 (1-3) and Colorado Rapids in Week 7 (2-2).

This is a worrying trend for the Argentine coach and the only positive that can be taken from it is that his team has almost always responded. In only one of those games did Inter Miami fail to turn the tables – they lost to Montreal in Week 3, while they managed to salvage a point in two of them: the draw against the Galaxy and Colorado.

Messi, Suárez and Co. have proven their experience again and again when it comes to dealing with a negative review. On the other hand, The offensive potential of the Florida team forces rivals to score more than one or two goals if they want to win the game against a team that finds the goal very easily.

Inter Miami is by far the top scorer in the Eastern Conference 35 goals in 12 gamess – almost an average of three goals per game. No team has scored as many goals in the entire MLS this season.

Miami's defense, the outstanding issue

Inter Miami has been significantly strengthened in all divisions, but especially in defense. Tata Martino has almost completely restructured the defense compared to last season. Even though it seems to be a more solid line, the team continues to concede too many goals and too early This means they have to keep track of most of the games they play.

With several players with enormous potential Those still adapting will likely see it as the months go by a defense system that is much more reliable when it comes to keeping its competitors at bay. A big part of the chances of winning MLS depends on the growth of the team behind the scenes Avoid having to resort to comebacks so often.

Messi and Co. will be in action next on Wednesday if they are Guests of Orlando City at Inter&Co Stadium on Wednesday, May 15, 2024. Kickoff for the Week 13 game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT.

Anna Harden

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