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Know Your Opponent: Inter Miami CF

October 21, 2020 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Orlando City SC News Release

The Lions meet the neighbors for the fourth time in 2020 on Saturday. Here is what you need to know about City's opponents:

Key Transactions and Player News

The last time City met Miami, the signing of Blaise Matuidi was the big news. This time, the signing of Gonzalo Higuain, as well as his brother Federico, have stolen the headlines. Unfortunately for Miami, Gonzalo will be unavailable for Saturday's meeting because Referee Tim Ford showed Higuain a red card for "offensive, insulting and abusive language," following a postgame confrontation in their weekend match against Montreal.

Inter Miami's other transaction news includes the trade of Roman Torres to Seattle. Torres was acquired on a free transfer back in December after his contract ended with Seattle.

Injury Report: George Acosta (left knee injury), David Norman Jr. (left ankle injury), Denso Ulysse (left lower leg injury), Andres Reyes (not medically cleared), GK - Luis Robles (left arm fracture) are listed as out.

Team Form

Inter Miami is 2-2-1 in their last five matches with their most recent result being a 2-1 loss to Montreal. Miami currently sits in 12th place in the Eastern Conference standings on 18 points.

Head-to-Head

The Lions are 2-1-0 all-time against Inter Miami CF. All three previous meetings have been decided by one goal.

Rasmussen College Fact

Florida is Purple.


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