Robert Taylor Named to MLS Team of the Matchday


Inter Miami CF attacker Robert Taylor, has been selected for the Team of the Matchday for Matchday 16 of the 2024 MLS regular season. This honor comes in recognition following Taylor’s exceptional outing on Saturday night, which was instrumental in securing a pivotal 1-2 victory on the road for the Herons against the Vancouver Whitecaps FC. The triumph extended the team’s current unbeaten run this regular season to 10 - the longest such run in league play in Club history - and helped Inter Miami remain atop the Supporters’ Shield standings.

The Finnish international features in the Team of the Matchday starting XI after leading the team’s win against the Caps with a goal and an assist. Taylor's first defining moment in the match arrived in the 38th minute courtesy of a line-splitting ball from Alba. The versatile attacker then sliced through the Whitecaps' backline and delivered a far-post rocket with his dominant right foot to give Inter Miami a 0-1 lead. It was Taylor’s third goal of the MLS regular season, and fourth across all competitions in 2024, while the assist was Alba’s second in MLS and third overall this season.

His key contributions to the Heron's victory persisted into the second half. In the 54th minute, Campana drove forward from midfield and played a ball out wide to Taylor, who then beat his defender with a feint and a stepover before sending the cutback pass to Campana. The Ecuadorian striker then neatly capped the play with a first-time, right-footed finish to extend the lead to 0-2. The goal was Campana’s second in as many matches and fourth of the regular season, while the assist was Taylor’s third of the campaign.