Herons have scored three goals in five MLS matches

By Official Florida FC

His introduction on FC Barcelona’s website says it all: “Luis Suárez is synonymous with goals, scoring them and creating them.”

The 33-year-old Uruguayan legend has been linked to Inter Miami in recent days. The information was first reported by Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo. At the moment, Suárez has not made a transfer request, nor has Inter Miami publicly expressed interest in the forward.

Nevertheless, there are worse options to enliven a club that has pieces; but has yet to put them together for a full 90 minutes. 

Inter Miami became the first expansion team in Major League Soccer history to lose its first five matches. The club has scored 3 goals in more than seven hours in MLS action, two of which have been scored by creative lynchpin, and midfielder, Rodolfo Pizarro.

The Herons lost all three matches in the MLS is Back Tournament this month. Inter Miami had chances in its MLS is Back opener against Orlando City; but, Juan Agudelo missed his chance in the first half and others later in the match.

Later, chasing the game against Philadelphia, Inter Miami turned to Jerome Kiesewetter, a 27-year-old journeyman whose best professional season came with El Paso Locomotive FC in the USL Championship last year.

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New York City FC advanced to the MLS is Back Round of 16 because the Pigeons were able to find a goal in a July 20 match against Inter Miami, while the Floridians floundered in the heat at the ESPN Wide World of Sports.

Suárez produced 19 goals and 11 assists in 34 appearances in all competitions for Barcelona last season. He scored at the San Siro and Borussia Dortmund’s Signal Iduna Park before being sidelined with a knee injury in January.

Suárez returned from the layoff in June. He produced five goals and assisted another in 723 minutes, spread over 11 matches, after the COVID-19 restart.

Whether Suárez is the person to lead the line for Inter Miami remains to be seen. What the club’s first five matches have shown is the Herons need to find someone who can put the ball in the back of the net. Over the last decade few have done it better than Luis Suárez.

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