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Inter Miami defeats struggling Union 2-1

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
 
Chester, Pa. — The Philadelphia Union could not beat Inter Miami CF without its best player. Global soccer icon Lionel Messi is on International duty.
 
The Union was defeated by Inter Miami CF 2-1 on Saturday night at Subaru Park.

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Messi is one of 112 Major League Soccer players, who are with their International teams. These players are playing in either the Cope América or the European tournament also known as Euros 2024.
 
The former Barcelona teammates Messi and Luis Suárez were not present for Inter Miami as they are playing in the upcoming Copa América tournament. Despite missing these two, Inter Miami CF still had Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets.
 
The Union were also without star power too as Dániel Gazdag is with his national team.
 
Julián Carranza was at the game, according to our sources, in a suite. But he did not play in the contest.
 
Carranza will be moved to Feyenoord soon. The player has agreed to personal terms with his new team. There is also a club to club agreement in place.
 
He should be departing the club soon, as the Union have not announced the departure yet. Carranza was out of contract this winter.

Inter Miami, who leads the Eastern Conference, won their 11th game of the season. They are 11-5-3.

The team has 35 points.

The Union are presently the 8th seed with Nashville SC. The Philadelphia-based team is 4-8-5.

They have 20 points overall.
 
The Union had a huge advantage in the game. At least you would think.
 
Inter Miami CF had two red cards in the game. Therefore, they were two players down against a full Union squad.
 
Despite the glaring disadvantage, Inter Miami CF somehow overcame the odds. Leo Afonso scored the game-winner in extra time.
 
Afonso initially came on during the 90th minute. Then, four minutes later, Afonso scored past Union keeper Oliver Semmle for the game-winner in the 90th+4 minute.
 
Right after halftime, Inter Miami CF got on the board. Julian Gressel scored in the 47th minute.
 
The Union struck early. Just three minutes into the contest, Mikael Uhre tallied the first goal of the game.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso IIIhttps://thecapitalsportsreport.com
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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