Gonzalo Higuain scored the winner as resurgent Inter Miami continued his excellent period of form with a fifth straight home win by beating the Columbus Crew 1-0 in the MLS on Saturday.
Higuain scored the winning goal in the 16 ‘for Inter who have scored 13 points in their last five games and moved up to ninth in the Eastern Conference.
Inter had suffered six defeats in May and June, but Phil Neville’s side have recovered, losing only once in their last 10.
The former Real Madrid striker swooped in on a wayward backward pass from Josh Williams, taking a touch inside the area and dunking a shot over team goalkeeper Eloy Room, with Vito Wormgoor unable to get past him on the line.
New from 9
– Inter Miami CF (@InterMiamiCF) September 12, 2021
New England maintained their stronghold at the top of the table with a 2-1 comeback win over New York City in 10 men.
Santiago Rodriguez had City ahead with an 11-minute volley before Revolution midfielder Emmanuel Boateng took the lead 10 minutes later. Tom McNamara may have put New England ahead when he hit the post at halftime.
Alfredo Morales was sent off for a second yellow card, a heavy tackle on McNamara, early in the second half.
New England capitalized with Tajon Buchanan in form having a winner in the 65th minute on an assist from Carles Gil.
One. Touch. Masterclass.
@tajonbuchnanan is a bad and bad man. pic.twitter.com/XZfzU1rpMU
– New England Revolution (@NERevolution) September 12, 2021
Nashville maintained its good season with a 1-0 away win over Montreal following Walker Zimmerman’s header in the 66th minute, keeping them second in the Eastern Conference behind New England.
Sporting KC scored twice in the first 10 minutes from Jose Mauri and Johnny Russell to win 2-0 over Chicago Fire to stay in touch with Western Conference leaders Seattle Sounders.
Colorado Rapids squandered the opportunity to temporarily go to the top in the west after Samuel Grandsir’s late draw for the LA Galaxy in a 1-1 draw. The Rapids, on the other hand, slide to third place under KC.
The Seattle Sounders remained first in the west with a 1-0 home win over Minnesota United thanks to Joao Paulo’s goal in the 22nd minute.
Teenage sensation Ricardo Pepi scored his 12th goal of the season when Dallas drew 1-1 with San Jose Earthquakes, while the humble Houston Dynamo won 3-0 over fellow Texas Austin.
The New York Red Bulls continue to fight for wins, only managing to draw 1-1 at home with DC United after a controversial penalty awarded for a handball by Sean Nealis.
Cincinnati ended the three-game losing streak with a 2-0 home win against struggling Toronto, who have lost five in a row.
Do you see that, Gregg?
17-year-old Justin Che crosses and 18-year-old Ricardo Pepi scores again. pic.twitter.com/yTAxlLMIYe
– FC Dallas (@FCDallas) September 12, 2021