🌴Inter Miami Play Spoiler To Charlotte in 2-2 Draw

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LAST MATCH: Miami 2 - Charlotte 2

NEXT MATCH: vs. Charlotte FC, Saturday, October 21, 7:30 PM EST

WHERE TO WATCH: MLS Season Pass | Apple TV

Good morning. A Messi-less Inter Miami managed to sneak out a draw against a competitive Charlotte FC side.

With one match left in the season, many IMCF supporters should start getting excited for 2024.

Updated standings:

In the email today:

  1. 😈 Miami Roll Out a New Formation In 2-2 Draw

  2. 🔢 Grading Players From The Match

  3. 🐐 Tweet of the Day - Messi is Back!

  4. 🤔 Poll: A Shift?

  5. 🔗 Link Roundup

1) 😈 Miami Roll Out a New Formation In 2-2 Draw

Inter Miami is a team that’s ready for 2024.

In their 2-2 draw vs. Charlotte last night, Tata Martino lined up his team in a 4-3-3, that shifted to a 4-3-1-2 during certain tactical situations.

This is notable, because a few weeks ago, after Miami was close to being eliminated from the playoffs, Martino had this to say:

“Make the best decisions for next year.”

Next season could see the Herons roll out in a 4-3-1-2, with Messi as the attacking midfielder playing in front of three holding midfielders, and just behind two central strikers.

As the off-season approaches, Miami fans will slowly start to see a shift in the team’s personnel that could fit this tactical approach as the club look to build a squad that can challenge for MLS Cup.

  • Miami played spoiler as Charlotte dropped points in Fort Lauderdale.

  • Tata Martino also rolled out a new formation that the Herons could play in next year.

  • 2024 will be a big season for the club.

Our take: Miami may not have played its best match against Charlotte, but knowing that manager Tata Martino is using these last two games as a test runs for players and tactics, it makes the result even more impressive.

2) 🔢 Player Ratings From The Match


  • 🧤 Drake Callender - 7: Came up with big saves. Looking forward to seeing how he takes his game up a level during the off-season.

  • 💨 Noah Allen - 6 : Was caught out of position a couple of times, one of which led to a Charlotte goal. Still young and will grow from this.

  • 🏋️ Kamal Miller- 6.1: Not one of his better matches for the Herons, but he did get back from a cross-world flight from Japan, so.

  •  🦌 Tomas Aviles - 6.7: Miami’s most promising young defender, Aviles held more composure in this match compared to his other ones.

  • 🇺🇸 DeAndre Yedlin - 6.4: Was aggressive in attack, and was defensively solid in the first half.

  • 🧮 Sergio Busquets - 6.5: Was Miami’s metronome, and played well next to Gregore.

  •  🕺 Gregore - 6: Welcome back from injury, Gregore! Looked like his usual self out there. Will be a crucial member of the midfield going forward.

  • 🧔‍♂️ Diego Gomez - 6.3: Got into several dangerous positions but couldn’t finish. The potential is there.

  • 🧔‍♂️ Leo Campana - 6.7: Didn’t have much to do in attack, but grew into the game. Served up a lovely assist on Robinson’s goal.

  • 🇦🇷 Nicolas Stefanelli - 7: Looked like the version of Nico Stefanelli that Miami wanted to see when he was first brought to the club.

  • 🌟 Facundo Farias - 6: Looked much more comfortable this outing compared to his last time out for the team. Just needs to settle down and do what he does best.


  • 🇭🇳 David Ruiz - N/A: Didn’t play enough to make an impact.

  • 🇨🇱 Robbie Robinson - 7.5: Scored the game-tying goal, came on and looked lively.

  • 🚀 Jordi Alba - 6.5: Welcome back from injury, Jordi Alba!

  • 🇧🇷 Jean Mota - 6.8: Didn’t impact too much, but had a couple of nice progressive passes to get the team forward.

3) 🐐 Messi Was Here!

4) 📊 Poll: Do You Think We’ll See Tata Switch Formations Next Year?

Formation Switch?

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Have additional thoughts? Reply directly to this email to comment, and see if we include your response tomorrow.

Results from our last poll Will Miami Challenge For MLS Cup:

85% of you said YES.

5) 🔗 Link Roundup:

  • 💰 Messi is now the highest-paid player in MLS history.

  • 🇧🇷 ‘NEYMAR’ suffered another injury setback, tearing his ACL and meniscus in Brazil’s 2-1 loss over Uruguay.

  • 🍊 Orange County SC announce fan ownership project.

The newsletter today was written by: Alex Windley @aaw_1998

Thanks for reading!