Charlotte FC defeated convention rival Inter Miami on Saturday afternoon 1-0 in its return to Bank of America Stadium, marking a fourth straight victory for Charlotte on residence turf.
Andre Shinyashiski, who joined the enlargement crew’s roster earlier this week from the Colorado Rapids, scored the one purpose of the match. He was assisted by winger Yordy Reyna within the 68th minute.
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The former Rapids striker was picked up by Charlotte FC earlier than the shut of the Major League Soccer main switch window on Wednesday. His arrival was introduced Tuesday and he spent the week in coaching earlier than subbing on within the second half for Charlotte on Saturday, approaching within the 57th minute together with Reyna.
The pairing made a rapid influence as Reyna despatched the ball to a sprinting Shinyashiski, who slid to fulfill it together with his proper foot simply exterior the web. He despatched the ball at a pointy angle to the far publish, giving Charlotte the late benefit.
The tandem added a vital increase and supplied a well-timed connection that lacked earlier within the match.
New search for beginning lineup
Charlotte returned to its residence stadium after a stretch of 4 video games on the highway, together with one mid-week U.S. Open Cup recreation. Unlike prior residence stays, Charlotte didn’t internet any early targets regardless of a smattering of alternatives. The rating was tied 0-0 on the half.
Charlotte’s lineup noticed wingers McKinze Gaines and Kamil Jóźwiak on the pitch from the preliminary whistle, marking a primary begin for Polish designated participant Jóźwiak. He helped create added possibilities for Charlotte early within the match, successful a free kick and aiding an tried shot by striker Karol Świderski.
But Charlotte’s assault fell flat ending performs and wasn’t a menace off a number of corners.
Head coach Ángel Ramírez made simultaneous substitutions within the second half, with Reyna approaching for Gaines and Shinyashiski in for Jóźwiak. Defender Christian Makoun additionally subbed in for captain Christian Fuchs, who was attended to by coach for a attainable leg damage earlier than strolling off the pitch.
Kahlina comes up large
Goalkeeper Kristijan Kahlina once more produced key saves, two notably coming early as Miami’s assault labored again possession.
Miami defender Kieran Gibbs took a left footed shot from the center of the field that Kahlina stopped together with his chest. He earlier defended in opposition to the assaults of Indiana Vassilev, a ahead who returned to Miami’s squad earlier this week on mortgage from Aston Villa.
Vassilev began for the membership and fired two robust photographs early within the recreation that almost gave Miami the early lead. The Charlotte goalkeeper has shortly develop into a linchpin of the younger crew.