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Inter Miami CF fell to 10 men and lost 2-0 to Atlanta United on the road on Sunday afternoon.

Lineup Notes

Inter Miami returned from the international break with a starting XI featuring Drake Callender in goal; captain Deandre Yedlin, Damion Lowe, Aimé Mabika and Chris McVey in defense; Jean Mota, Robert Taylor and Bryce Duke in midfield; and Indiana Vassilev and Ariel Lassiter on the wings and Leonardo Campana in attack.

Lowe, Yedlin, Taylor and Campana all slotted directly into the starting XI for the visit to Atlanta United after representing the club abroad with their national teams in the international window.

Match Action

The hosts got off to a quick start at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, opening the scoring in the fourth minute; Josef Martínez cut in from the left and played a ball to Luiz Araújo, who curled a strike inside the post for the 1-0 lead from long distance. 

Inter Miami responded with a number of threatening counter attacks, with Duke constantly freeing Lassiter and Vassilev down the wings. Two first-half yellow cards for Mota, however, resulted in a man disadvantage for the remainder of proceedings.

Despite the disadvantage, the team continued to search for a goal in attack, but it was Atlanta that scored next; Callender made a save on an initial shot, but the rebound fell to Araújo, who cut a pass back to Martínez and the Venezuelan forward struck to double the lead.

Atlanta held the lead through the final whistle, resulting in a split of the regular season series between the teams.

Post-Match Reaction

“We’ve got nineteen games left, 57 points to play for," said head coach Phil Neville. "We’ve got to make sure this week we get back to working hard, get back to the qualities that we have, and we’re prepared for Minnesota.”

MLS and Black Players for Change Commemorate Juneteenth with “Freedom to Be” Jersey Numbers and Jersey Auction

As part of Major League Soccer’s series of initiatives to celebrate Juneteenth – the historic date commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans in the U.S. – all players wore jerseys featuring Juneteenth-inspired numbers designed by Judah, a Black queer artist from Childersburg, Alabama. Judah, who now resides in Brooklyn, N.Y., created the numbers – a vibrant yellow, green, and red color palette, to represent the blood, soil and prosperity of Africa and its people.

Presented in commemorative boxes, the game-worn jerseys will be available for fans to acquire via an online auction from June 20 – July 5. Proceeds from the auction will benefit organizations supporting and uplifting Black communities in the markets of MLS clubs. Inter Miami CF will be benefiting the Mourning Family Foundation with the proceeds from the auction. Additional auction information, including how to place a bid, will be made available on MLSauctions.com later this week.

“Freedom to Be” Jersey Numbers
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Next Match

Inter Miami will be back in action next Saturday, June 25 at 8 p.m. ET when it hosts Minnesota United at DRV PNK Stadium.

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:
ATL -
60%

MIA - 40%

Shots:
ATL -
18

MIA - 12

Saves:
ATL -
3

MIA - 6

Corners:
ATL -
1

MIA - 3

Fouls:
ATL -
10

MIA - 16