With his first goal and his first assist, in front of a crowd of 17,349. fans at DRV PNK Stadium, as young David Ruiz leads Inter Miami CF to a massive 2-1 win over MLS leaders New England Revolution this Saturday, May 13, as an early Mother’s Day gift for one less man Despite ending up together.
The second goal for Miami was scored by Joseph Martinez, who already has three and has reached 101 in MLS (10th all-time top scorer); While Carles Gill did it for New England.
With their fourth consecutive win in the league, Inter (5-0-6) moved up to 5th place in the East with 15 points (12 goals for and 12 against); Meanwhile, the Revolution finished in first place with 24 points, the same as Cincinnati, which has one game less.
There is no doubt that the Miami eleven played a great game with a lot of personality and concentration in all areas. Despite the fact that the leader dominated (58%) and once again shot on goal (8-7), he managed to shoot better (4-2 between three sticks) and above all to return to the team Scored two important goals from the start of this season..
Ruiz, 18, is somewhat older. With the Miami native and Inter Academy product on the field, the Miami team has won four games in a row and not only contributed offensively, but also provided a lot of balance on defense.
The Honduran-American has shown that, despite being 18 years old and in full growth, he has too much talent to play in this league, which invites him to bet on the quarry.
“It’s an honor to be an inspiration to the boys in the academy,” Ruiz said. “All I can say to the players is keep working with your team and never give up. There is a lot of talent for the future in our academy and I know they will take it further.”
This Saturday, Inter coach Phil Neville not only made a few changes but completely changed the system to 5-2-1-2 and it worked for them.
Drake Callender was at the door; Chris McVie, Ryan Sellers and Kamal Miller as center backs; With DeAndre Yedlin and Robert Taylor as wingers, David Ruiz and Dixon Arroyo as center midfielders, Benjamin Cremaschi as link and Joseph Martínez and Leo Campana in attack.
“The spirit and fight that the boys have shown is really good. I’m proud of each and every one of them,” Neville said.
“When the forwards score, we win. It’s not perfect by any means, but we’re getting good results and that’s the most important thing, we’ve responded to adversity and played a great game.”
Inter won the first half 2–1, despite the fact that the Revolution seemed to play better during the first 45 minutes, having more control (53′) against a Miami team that scored more (6–5) and better (6–5). 4) Shoot. – 1) between the three bouts and he certainly deserved to be on top.
On 7 minutes, a good left-footed shot by youngster Ruiz from outside the area made it 1–0 in favor of Inter Miami through a pass from Campana, ending a promising offensive play by Miami after several touches in the area. Happened.
10 minutes into the game, supporters chanted “Messi, Messi”, in a glimmer of hope for the star Argentine as he awaits his decision to play for Inter when his contract with PSG expires this summer. Finished.
The referee, on instructions from VAR, disallowed a goal by Noel Buck for offside on 17 minutes, which looked to be legal.
The Revolution midfielder dribbled deftly past two Miami players and then fired it at the far post, but moments earlier a teammate passed in front of the goalkeeper and the judges deemed he interfered with the action.
But it was worth the Revolution’s goal on 26 minutes when Carles Gil, after receiving a pass from Matt Polster, came into the area enduring harassment from Arroyo and seeing that no defender cut him down, He shot with his right foot into the right area of the goal, to make it 1–1 on the scoreboard.
New England controlled the game until Miami rose on them in the final minutes and their insistence resulted in the award, making the score 2–1 at 44 minutes.
Ruiz, after a filtered and split pass, launched himself for the ball and won the game from the ground against the Revolution defender who was left on the ground. Soon after, he served it on a silver platter to Venezuelan striker Josep Martinez, who intercepted it in style and finished off the net.
New England was determined to tie the game again, but Miami resisted and Neville brought on Nico Stefanelli on 60 minutes for Martinez to strengthen the midfield and take the ball away from his opponent.
Then in 76 Coco came in for Jean Cremaschi and Noah Allen for Tayor and everything was going well until the eviction.
Inter played with 10 men for the last 10 minutes, plus 7 minutes of extra time when referee Ismir Pekmić sent off Ruiz for a double yellow card.
Victor Ulloa entered for the recently entrant Stefanelli and defended tooth and nail for 90 minutes.
With three minutes to go Callender made the save of the night on a point-blank shot from Jozy Altidore and the final whistle came with a resolute defense by Miami that declared Inter’s 5th win this season in MLS.