As Lionel Messi watched, Suarez scores header in Inter Miami's 1-1 draw v NYCFC

Without Messi, Luis Suarez and Inter Miami drew 1-1 against New York City FC at home.

By Emmanuel Mendez

Inter Miami waves to the crowd as Inter Miami drew 1-1 with NYCFC in the MLS.
Inter Miami waves to the crowd as Inter Miami drew 1-1 with NYCFC in the MLS.
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Inter Miami drew 1-1 against New York City FC at the Chase Stadium. Inter Miami are now third in the Eastern Conference with 11 points after seven games played this 2024 MLS Season. After seven games, their record is three wins, two draws, and two losses. Inter Miami will now prepare to host Monterrey in the CONCACAF Cup quarterfinals this Wednesday at the Chase Stadium.

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Lionel Messi is still injured from a muscle injury, but he was watching the game in person. Inter Miami and New York City FC had chances early in the first half, but it was the hosts who opened the score. Luis Suarez won a free kick in the 13th minute, and he would score from that free kick. As Julian Gressel crosses the ball from the free kick, the ball falls to an unmarked Suarez in the box, who heads the ball into the bottom left corner. The keeper could not stop the rapid header from going in as Suarez scored another goal for Inter Miami this season.

Suarez almost scored a brace as he had a shot saved in the middle of the box. Inter Miami had a few more chances, but New York City FC looked dangerous in terms of their chances as well. They then converted in the 34th minute, courtesy of Alonso Martinez. Keaton Parks plays a great pass to Martinez in the box and drills a right-footed shot past Drake Callender. It ended 1-1 at halftime. Inter Miami were lucky not to concede early in the second half Mounsef Bakrar hits the left post with a header from a corner.

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Luis Suarez almost scored the winner but ended even for both teams

Inter Miami tried to score a second goal in the second half, but Luis Suarez was not able to convert his chances. Suarez wanted his brace badly, and in the 80th minute, the Uruguayan was very close. After a great one-two with Weigandt, Suarez shoots low but is saved. The ball was headed to the bottom left corner. In the last minute of the game, Santiago Rodriguez from NYCFC was close to the winner, but Callender saved his shot. Both teams shared points, and other teams in the Eastern Conference are getting closer to Inter Miami in the table.

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