Heading into Saturday’s 7:30 p.m. contest against Orlando City, Inter Miami looks to earn its second consecutive victory, an achievement that has yet to be accomplished in club history.
Plus, it’ll be the first time they get to play in front of Floridian fans. Although it won’t be at home, fans allowed in the stands for Orlando is definitely better than none.
Here’s what I think the team needs to right to make it two straight wins against their in-state rivals to take a lead in the all-time series.
Play the 4-2-3-1 formation:
Miami’s 4-2-3-1 formation was really entertaining to watch Wednesday as they seem to be very close to establishing it’s strongest 11. The goalie and the back four have established their place in the starting group, while I expected to see Victor Ulloa and Blaise Matiudi as the holding midfielders. With those players in the back, it allows Brek Shea and Lewis Morgan to stay forward on the wings and Rodolfo Pizarro’s freedom to roam in the middle of the park.
Also, Robbie Robinson had a positive impact on his return as the starting striker.
Fewer errors from the back line:
The last three games have been much improved on the defensive side, but they definitely had a few moments that make you question their abilities. Overall, I feel like the defense has been playing well but there’s just lapses in judgment and ability that makes me nervous.
If they can just erase those few short periods of poor play, I think it’ll become one of the better defenses in the league come playoff time. In the short term, they’re still continuing to build chemistry and are getting better at playing together.