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Inter Miami CF drew 1-1 on the road against FC Dallas on Monday night. Heineken Man of the Match Leonardo Campana entered the match in the second half and scored Inter Miami’s equalizer in the 88th minute to help the team claim a point from its visit to Toyota Stadium.

Lineup Notes

Inter Miami made three changes to its starting XI from the team’s 2-1 home win against Minnesota United FC. Drake Callender started in goal; captain DeAndre Yedlin, Damion Lowe, Ryan Sailor and Chris McVey lined up in defense; Victor Ulloa, Robert Taylor and Jean Mota formed the midfield trio; and Indiana Vassilev and Ariel Lassiter flanked Gonzalo Higuaín in attack.

Mota, Vassilev and Higuaín returned to the starting XI in place of the suspended Gregore, Bryce Duke and Leonardo Campana. Vassilev recently made history with his brace against Minnesota in the team’s last match, becoming the first player in MLS history to score both a game-tying and game-winning goal after entering the game in the 80th minute or later. Ulloa, meanwhile, started against his former side after being an FC Dallas player from 2011 to 2018.

Match Action

The match began slowly throughout the opening stages, with both sides defending well and looking to break down the opponent’s backline. Inter Miami’s best chance of the half came in the third minute of action, when a chested shot from Lassiter in front of goal after McVey sent the ball back into the box following a corner kick was stopped by FC Dallas goalkeeper Maarten Paes.

It was the hosts, however, that opened the scoring. In the 27th minute, a curled right-footed shot to the far post from outside the box by Alan Franco from a free kick opportunity found the back of the net to give Dallas a 1-0 lead. 

Inter Miami was later forced to make a substitution before the half, with Emerson Rodríguez coming on for the injured Lassiter in the 40th minute. The scoreboard didn’t change during the remaining minutes of the first half, and the matchup went into the break with the 1-0 lead intact for the hosts.

The second half then began with Inter Miami slowly taking over ball possession and with Rodríguez and Taylor fuelling the team’s offense. 

Rodríguez constantly created danger for the opposition’s defense with his speed, footwork and cutting runs. In the

65th minute, the Colombian winger received the ball on the right side outside the box before cutting in and serving a pass into space with a neat backheel flick to open up McVey, whose right footed shot inside the box was stopped by the keeper.

Inter Miami then was finally rewarded for its efforts in attack throughout the second half in the 88th minute of play. Taylor collected the ball on the right wing before displaying exquisite skillwork and ball control to leave two defenders behind and drive to the byline to deliver a ball into the box. The onrushing Campana was then able to meet the deflected delivery, heading the ball into the near post to tie the match 1-1. It was Campana’s eighth goal of the MLS campaign, who continues to be the club’s leading goalscorer in 2022.

The scoreline remained 1-1 until the final whistle and Inter Miami earned a hardfought point in its visit to Toyota Stadium.

Heineken Man of the Match

Campana was named Heineken Man of the Match after his heroics in tonight's match, coming on as a second-half substitute and tying the match in the 88th minute.

Post-Match Reaction

“I’m proud of every single one of them and pleased with the point. We move on and we recover, and we go again on Saturday against Orlando which I think is going to be an absolutely brilliant game,” said head coach Phil Neville.

Next Match

Inter Miami’s road trip will continue over the weekend, as the team will be traveling to Exploria Stadium to face Orlando City SC at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, July 9. 

Individual match tickets for each remaining regular season home match on the Inter Miami CF schedule are available by visiting https://www.intermiamicf.com/tickets/single. Fans can also call 305-428-0611 to learn more.

Stats

Possession:
DAL -
56.7%
MIA - 43.3%

Shots:
DAL -
11
MIA - 15

Saves:
DAL -
5
MIA - 4

Corners:
DAL -
6
MIA - 9

Fouls:
DAL -
7
MIA - 6