Inter Miami is on a roll.
After a tumultuous start to the season that saw them lose four of their first five games, the Herons have made amends by getting their fourth straight win in all competitions by beating Atlanta United 2-1.
It was a difficult match, to say the least. Atlanta has plenty of quality on and off the bench and they fought till the end. Fortunately for Miami, they managed to escape with another 3 points.
Here are the player ratings from Inter Miami’s win against Atlanta.
*Anything under a six is below average/poor. A six is average and or good. A seven through ten is great and or excellent.*
Nick Marsman – 7.0: His distribution was a bit off on the day, but he had several huge saves in the end that prevented Atlanta from scoring.
Chris McVey – 6.8: Didn’t do anything out of the ordinary. He was solid and was a willing runner down Miami’s left-hand side despite being right-footed. Ended the game with six clearances and three recoveries.
Aime Mabika – 6.8: Stood tall, was a little shaky at times (hence the yellow) but still put in a good performance to ward off Atlanta’s offense. He ended the match with three recoveries, two-headed clearances, and three interceptions.
Damion Lowe – 6.8: Similar to Mabika, Lowe did well to stymie off Atlanta’s crisp passing. Was a bit of a struggle at times, but he did just enough to keep them at bay.
DeAndre Yedlin – 8.5: Got the opening assist. His recovery speed and positioning saved Miami’s defense out of tricky situations. The best defender on the field for the majority of the game.
Mo Adams – 6.7: Was the ‘muscle’ in Gregore’s absence. Was a snappy tackler that messed up the flow of Atlanta’s passing triangles. Gave Miami some energy in midfield as well.
Jean Mota – 8: Dictated tempo to perfection. Was excellent as Miami’s number six. He sat deeper, screened the defense, and kept the ball moving.
Robert Taylor – 7: With each game, the Finland international grows in confidence. He was active, trying to make things happen (got dispossessed a couple of times), and was a crisp passer of the ball. Once he gets used to the South Florida weather he’ll have even more of an impact for the Herons.
Robbie Robinson – 6.8: Didn’t play too bad, was himself. Was very active on Miami’s left-hand side. Tried to combine with McVey, but didn’t quite pull it off. Each game, he’s growing in confidence. Against Atlanta, however, it just wasn’t his day. Ended the game with one key pass.
Leonardo Campana – 8.5: Once again, the 21-year-old showed his class. Not only did he score a gorgeous goal that deserved to be put in The Louvre, but he was also unselfish and got the game-winning assist that put the game to bed for Miami.
Ariel Lassiter – 7.3 After being underestimated in pre-season by beat writers and fans alike, Lassiter has slowly found his place in the squad. Against Atlanta, his pace and combination play with Yedlin caused issues for Andrew Gutman and Caleb Wiley. Ended the game with one key pass and one big chance created.
Bryce Duke – 7.5: Excellent. The perfect substitute appearance. Came off the bench with energy and endless legs. Got the game-winning goal.
Noah Allen – 6: Came on and did well to alleviate some pressure. Was VERY lucky not to have a penalty called against him. He’s still young, so he’ll only grow in confidence.
Emerson Rodriguez – 6.5: Electric. Came on and dazzled the crowd. Pressed well and got into decent positions to try and get Miami another goal.
— Alex Windley (@aaw_1998) April 24, 2022
Victor Ulloa – (n/a): Returned from injury. Only had nine touches.
Gonzalo Higuain – (n/a): Only had eight touches. Did well to draw a foul at the end to milk the clock.
Phil Neville – 7.5: Well-coached game from Neville. Stuck with the hotfoot of Campana instead of starting Gonzalo Higuain who’s returning from injury. In the second half, he recognized that Atlanta was attacking with width through their deepest lying midfielder and he switched to a 3-5-2 to deter their progression.
Duke in the formation change: "First half, their six always had space, so we turned it into a 352."
Says that switch allowed them to pressure Sosa/Sejdic.#InterMiamiCF
— Alex Windley (@aaw_1998) April 24, 2022