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Inter Miami CF Back on the Road this Weekend to Face CF Montréal

May 9, 2024 - Major League Soccer (MLS)
Inter Miami CF News Release

Inter Miami CF (7W-2L-3D, 24 points) is set to hit the road for its upcoming MLS regular season fixture this weekend, with the team traveling north to take on CF Montréal (3W-4L,3D, 12 points) this Saturday, May 11. Kick off at Stade Saputo is slated for 7:30 p.m. ET.

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Previous Match

Inter Miami earned an emphatic 6-2 win over the New York Red Bulls last Saturday at Chase Stadium in a memorable fixture that saw the team score the most goals in a match in Club history, in front of a second-consecutive Club-record home crowd. Yet another historic appearance from Lionel Messi led the team to victory on the night, with our captain tallying a goal and five assists to make MLS history by becoming the first player to register five assists in a match, and first to have six goal contributions in a game. Striker Luis Suárez's first hat trick in MLS and a brace from second-half substitute Matías Rojas - his first Inter Miami goals - sealed the team's dominant performance.

MLS Team of the Matchday Honors and Player of the Matchday Honors

Messi, Suárez and Rojas were named to the Team of the Matchday for Matchday 12 of the 2024 MLS regular season. Messi once again featured in the starting XI, marking his fifth consecutive, and seventh overall TOTM selection this season. Suárez earned his place in the starting lineup for his third Team of the Matchday selection, while Rojas made his TOTM debut after what was just his second MLS appearance.

Additionally, Messi was voted the MLS Player of the Matchday for Matchday 12 of the 2024 regular season. Messi earned Player of the Matchday honors after a historic appearance over the weekend, breaking several MLS records and establishing a new Club record: first player to ever record five assists in one MLS match, and first player to register six goal contributions in a single MLS match as part of Inter Miami's 6-2 victory over the New York Red Bulls playing in front of a second- consecutive Club-record home crowd; has produced an MLS-high 22 goal contributions (10 goals, 12 assists) in just 675 minutes this season; with a goal contribution in each of his first eight games this season, the Argentine is the third player in league history to accomplish this feat, alongside Cobi Jones (nine in 1998) and Clint Dempsey (eight in 2015); first player in Club history with at least 10 goals and 10 assists in a single season.

Messi has earned three of the last four MLS Player of the Matchday honors in the same season, becoming the second player in MLS history to accomplish this feat alongside former New York Red Bulls forward Thierry Henry in 2012 (Matchdays 3, 4, and 5). The last player to earn three Player of the Matchday honors within the first 12 to begin a season was Javier 'Chicharito' Hernández for the LA Galaxy in 2021. With his three Player of the Matchday honors, Messi has already tied Leonardo Campana for the most in Club history.

Inter Miami in 2024 MLS Regular Season

Inter Miami will enter the weekend's matchup against CF Montréal first in the Supporters' Shield Standings with 24 points (three points ahead of second place) and leading the league in goals with a total 32 goals (11 more than the next team). The Herons are also unbeaten in the past six regular season matches (four wins, two draws) and are currently on a four-match winning streak.

Messi and Suárez lead both Inter Miami and MLS in goals this regular seasn with 10 goals each. Messi leads the team and the league in assists with 12, while Suárez and midfielders Diego Gómez and Julian Gressel are tied in second place as the team's top assist providers this regular season with five.

Player Records and Milestones

Messi and Leonardo Campana are the two active leading scorers in Club history, with Campana having 25 across all competitions (22 in MLS) and Messi 23 (11 in MLS). They trail Gonzalo Higuaín who scored 29 times for Inter Miami (all in MLS). Messi, meanwhile, leads the team with the most assists in Club history with 19 across all competitions (14 in MLS) and versatile attacker Robert Taylor is second with 17 across all competitions (11 in MLS).

Goalkeeper Drake Callender and Taylor are tied as the players with most appearances in Club history with 88 across all competitions. In terms of MLS appearances, Victor Ulloa is first with 74 (one in playoffs), Taylor second with 70 (one in playoffs) and Callender third with 69 (one in playoffs each).

Previously Against the CF Montréal

Inter Miami and CF Montréal have previously matched up nine times in MLS regular season action, with a record of two wins, six losses and a draw for Inter Miami.

Saturday's matchup will be the second one between the sides this regular season, with Montréal winning 2-3 in South Florida on March 10 last time out

Familiar Faces

The match may present reunions for three Montréal players. Midfielder Bryce Duke and attackers Ariel Lassiter and Josef Martínez may face former side Inter Miami.

Scouting CF Montréal

The Canadian-based side will host Inter Miami after falling 4-1 on the road against Nashville SC in the team's most recent regular season fixture on May 4. In all, Montréal has recorded three wins, four losses and three draws for 12 points this regular season and sit 11th in the Eastern Conference Standings.

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