CF Montreal defeated Inter Miami, runs unbeaten to 4
Midfielder Mathieu Choiniere scored his first career MLS goal and CF Montreal extended their unbeaten streak to four games in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Inter Miami CF in Harrison, NJ
It’s Montreal’s longest such streak (4-3-4, 16 points) since the fourth straight win from June 13 to July 7, 2018.
Miami (2-6-2, 8 points) lost their fifth straight run and was knocked out in four of their last five games.
Montreal dominated the first half, controlled possession (60.8 percent) in the first 45 minutes and scored six of their eleven shots on goal.
Miami struggled to get their attack going, couldn’t get past midfield as Montreal stayed close to the ball.
Montreal took control after an early free kick from Miami in the third minute.
In the fifth minute, midfielder Djordje Mihailovic fed Choiniere on the right side and two minutes later midfielder Victor Wanyama tried to cross the net from the edge of the box after a pass from Choiniere.
Miami goalkeeper John McCarthy Mihailovic fought off goal in the 11th minute and defender Christian Makoun got in the way of a ricochet attempt by striker Romell Quioto.
McCarthy held his team in check in the 36th minute with a header after a long shot by Choiniere from the right.
Choiniere, who is playing his first game since May 15, gave Montreal a 1-0 lead in the 41st minute when his right-wing shot went wide off the post.
Miami performed better in the second half and built up more possession in the attacking third but couldn’t find the back of the net.
Gonzalo Higuain, who came on as a substitute at the start of the second half, was blocked with his free kick in the 58th minute by Montreal’s defenders. In the 62nd minute, midfielder Lewis Morgan’s attempt was intercepted from the left by keeper James Pantemis and six minutes later Pantemis stopped Jay Chapman’s chance just above goal.