The Philadelphia Union sealed their ticket to the next round thanks to their win against Inter Miami. Here are three things we learned from their 2-1 victory.
It was an interesting contest between Inter Miami and the Philadelphia Union. The Union, who have cemented themselves as a top MLS club thanks to Jim Curtin, look to be one of the dark horses to progress further into the tournament thanks to their well-oiled formation. Inter Miami look like a work in progress.
Several gaps in the defense, a lack of clinical finishing, and some iffy formational shifts. There were plenty of positives to take away from the match but Miami will need to correct these if they want to start winning games.
Now that the grass has settled, here are three things we learned from the Union’s 2-1 win.
3. Lewis Morgan showing his worth
Out of all the Inter Miami players, the one player that stood out was Scottish international Lewis Morgan. Although his initial arrival to the South Floridan club was met with some side-eyes, the 23-year-old has quickly proved his importance to Diego Alonso’s side.
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Against the Union, Morgan had a solid game. He completed 76% of his passes, created two chances, and started the counter-attack that led to Miami’s lone goal. With each game, the Scot continues to grow into his own, cementing the starting spot on the right-wing.
He also was Miami’s outlet valve, relieving pressure whenever La Rosa Negra was pinned back in their own half by the Union’s counter-pressing. As Inter Miami continues to search for their first win, it’s clear that Morgan will be the lynchpin that will keep their attack going.