David Ruiz scored a goal and provided an assist for Josep Martinez’s goal, which meant the advantage, in a duel in which Inter Miami beat conference leader New England Revolution 2-1 against all odds on Saturday.
Honduran Ruiz gave the Florida team an early lead, receiving a pass from Ecuadorian Leonardo Campana to score after 6 minutes. It was the first career goal for the 19-year-old rookie midfielder.
Ruiz’s brilliant night ended badly with a red card.
The New Englanders thought they had equalized in the 17th minute through 18-year-old midfielder Noel Buck. however, the goal was disallowed for offside.
The Revolution had to wait until 26 minutes to tie it. Spaniard Carles Gil got his third goal of the campaign.
Inter went into halftime with a 2-1 lead after a goal from Martinez in the 44th minute. It was the Venezuelan’s third annotation of the season.
Ruiz received a second yellow and red card after 81 minutes. But Inter became the third team in league history to win three games after suffering six consecutive losses.
Miami’s such response has placed it in the playoff zone with 15 points, sixth in the Eastern Conference.
New England was stuck at the top of the conference with 24 units, the same as Cincinnati, which was resting on the day.
The MLS calendar provides rivalry weeks with few regional or traditional duels between teams in the league.
In one of these matches, Colombian-American Jesús Ferreira scored the game-winning goal for Dallas in a 1–0 win over Austin. For their part, the New York Red Bulls defeated New York City FC in the Hudson River derby.
Montreal defeated Toronto 2–0 to record its fourth consecutive win. The Portland Timbers defeated the Vancouver Whitecaps 3–1, breaking an eight-game unbeaten streak.
Chicago Fire beat St. Louis City 1-0 on Saturday.
For their part, Argentina’s Julián Carranza scored and Philadelphia Union came from behind to defeat the Colorado Rapids 2–1. Colombian Danny Rosero scored in Sporting Kansas City’s 3-0 win over Minnesota United.
Also, DC United drew 1–1 against Nashville; Orlando City drew 2–2 with Columbus Crew; Charlotte beat Atlanta United 3–1; The Seattle Sounders beat the Houston Dynamo 1–0; Los Angeles FC beat Real Salt Lake 3–0.