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Inter Miami goes LAST in MLS Eastern Conference as pressure grows on Phil Neville


Inter Miami goes LAST in MLS Eastern Conference after Montreal loss as pressure grows on coach Phil Neville, with David Beckham’s team recording two wins in TWELVE league games

Inter Miami have fallen to the underside of the Eastern Conference standings in Major League Soccer after a 1-0 defeat to Montreal on Saturday night.

Phil Neville’s team have now won just twice within the last 12 MLS games and have a miserable points tally of 15 from 14 games. The team has scored only 14 goals within the league to this point, too.

Saturday’s defeat – Chinonso Offor hit the decisive goal within the 53rd minute of the sport – will pile the pressure on Neville, a former Manchester United teammate of Miami owner David Beckham.

DC United’s loss to Toronto – who began the day in last place – meant Miami are actually all-time low of the standings.

Miami had 14 shots in the sport but again couldn’t take the probabilities on offer – a problem that’s threatening to derail the season. 

Phil Neville’s Inter Miami have fallen into last place within the MLS Eastern Conference 

Miami lost 1-0 to Montreal on Saturday night and have won two out of 12 MLS games

Miami lost 1-0 to Montreal on Saturday night and have won two out of 12 MLS games 

Miami almost got some extent late within the match when, in time beyond regulation, Nicolas Stefanelli had a shot blocked from the middle of the box after teammate Benjamin Cremaschi hit the post with a right-footed effort. But that was as close as Miami got here to an equalizer as Montreal held on for the victory. 

Possession was fairly even in the primary 45 minutes – hosts Montreal had eight shots as they tried to get an early advantage but none were on course. In truth, Miami keeper Drake Callender finished with only one save.

But he couldn’t go anything about Offor’s goal early within the second half.

Neville had momentarily lifted the pressure on his shoulders earlier in May with two straight wins against Atlanta United and Latest England Revolution. But those results can have been a false dawn.

It was a season that promised a lot for Miami and Neville – they swooped for Josef Martinez from Atlanta to fill the void left by Gonzalo Higuain’s retirement however the striker has only managed three goals up to now in 12 games.

Neville and Miami have also made no secret of their desire to bring Lionel Messi to Major League Soccer, as well. 

But with the a whole lot of thousands and thousands on offer from the Saudi league and links of an emotional return to Barcelona that will not go away, why would Messi join Miami now? The perks of life in america are a harder sell with a team that keeps losing.

Neville has, at times, looked like he’s feeling the pressure. He swore at a reporter last weekend, after the 3-1 loss to Orlando, for interrupting him after which forgot what query he was answering.

Inter Miami co-owner David Beckham could have a tough decision to make over Neville

Inter Miami co-owner David Beckham could have a troublesome decision to make over Neville 

Back in March, when the-then Chicago Fire coach Ezra Hendrickson said he exploited Miami’s defending from wide play to beat the team 3-2, Neville called his comments ‘bulls***’, although Hendrickson appeared to have some extent with the style in how his team scored.

Miami hosts Latest York Red Bulls next, on Wednesday night. Under the guidance of newly-appointed coach Troy Lesesne, Red Bulls look to be on a little bit of a resurgence with seven points in three games before facing Seattle Sounders on Saturday.

That run of form lifted Red Bulls from last place to twelfth and a win from the playoff spots. 

It shows Neville and Miami how quickly things can turn around on this league, but it surely stays to be seen how much time he’ll get to try to change the fortune. 

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