FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Inter Miami CF hosted CF Montreal, Wednesday night, with a chance to take first in the Eastern Conference. It was a dismal effort from the get-go for Inter as they went down 0-2 early in the first half and after a two-hour rain delay could not fight their way back into the match.

Montreal was on the front foot from the jump, denying Inter Miami any possession, and peppered the goal often.

They would take the lead in the 14th minute after Djordje Mihailovic played a through ball down the center of the Inter’s defense to Bjorn Johnsen who beat John McCarthy at the near post.

11 minutes later Montreal doubled their advantage. A Leandro Gonzalez-Pirez turnover put Montreal on the break with Romell Quioto flying down the left wing before centering a pass that was back-heeled by Johnsen for his second of the match.

Though Miami could not find continuity on offense they did create a few chances before halftime.

The 24th minute saw Blaise Matuidi get deep into the Montreal box where he laid a pass back to the top of the box that was struck by Break Shea, forcing a full-stretch save from the Montreal keeper.

Then in the 39th minute, Lewis Morgan whipped in a patented inch-perfect free-kick that found Jay Chapman at the far post but he could not steer his header on target.

Who Let the Floods Out

The 2nd half started with Federico Higuain entering the match but quickly came to a halt as weather entered the area and forced a stoppage that would last two hours.

Once the match was back in action Inter started to slowly work themselves into the match.

A quiet second half was broken in the 68th minute. After earning a corner kick the ball fell to Ryan Shawcross at the top of the box but his shot was blocked. Then three minutes later F. Higuain found space at the top of the box but his shot just misses the far post.

The rest of the half was all Montreal as they created more dangerous chances than Miami and shut down Inter again.

Inter Miami is back in action this Sunday as they hit the road to take on FC Cincinnati.

Photo Credit | Andrea Yanez DT USA

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