With the stakes at an all-time high, this semi-final encounter promises to deliver intense action, strategic gameplay, and unforgettable moments. As the countdown begins, both Inter Miami CF (W5-D3-L14) and Philadelphia Union (W12-D4-L7) will be aiming to secure their place in the Leagues Cup final, adding another chapter to their respective journeys in this prestigious tournament.
Inter Miami : 4-3-3
Drake Callender in goal; DeAndre Yedlin, Sergii Kryvtsov, Kamal Miller and Jordi Alba lined up in defense; Sergio Busquets, Dixon Arroyo, and Benjamin Cremaschi as the midfield three; Messi and Taylor on the wings alongside striker Martínez.
Philadelphia : 3-5-2
Andre Blake in goal; while the defensive could consist of Kai Wagner, Damion Lowe, Jack Elliot, and Jakob Glesnes. Forming the midfield could be Olivier Mbaizo, Jose Martinez, Jack McGlynn, and Jesus Bueno. Taking charge of the striking roles might be Mikael Uhre and Julian Carranza.
Philadelphia enters this fixture with a strong season performance, currently sitting in the third position in the league. With 40 points from 23 matches, they boast 39 goals while conceding 26 goals. Key players to watch include Julian Carranza, who tally’s ten goals, and Daniel Gazdag, the team’s primary assist provider.
SCOUTING INTER MIAMI
In the ongoing season, Miami is determined to turn around their campaign. They have accumulated 18 points from 22 matches. Their top goal scorer is Josef Martinez with eight goals. while they’ve defended against 36 goals.
THEY SAID IT
"“We’re going to obviously try to limit their chances as best we can, but we have to be ruthless on the counterattack against a Miami team that, I’ll just tell you right now, is going to have more of the ball than we will,” said Philadelphia Union Head Coach Jim Curtin. “I can guarantee you that. I don’t care whether we’re home or away. That’s just going to be how it is, and we’re okay with that.”"
"“The truth is that beyond the collective effort of the team, we’re also here because of what he has offered in these last five games,” said Inter Miami Head Coach Gerardo Martino. “And not only what he gives, but what he generates for [his teammates]. There’s a great confidence in the rest of the players playing with him."