By CBSMiami.com Team

MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – Gonzalo Higuaín scored in the 16th minute aennd Inter Miami beat the Columbus Crew 1-0 on Saturday night.

Miami (8-9-5) has won six of its last nine matches, including all five of its home games during the run. Columbus (7-11-6) has lost eight of its last nine games, including five straight defeats on the road. Columbus has managed just two wins in its last 24 away matches dating to 2019.

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Higuaín took advantage of a poor back pass, and calmly chipped it over goalkeeper Eloy Room.

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It was the first meeting between Inter Miami and the Crew. Columbus’s last trip to Miami came in 2001, a 4-3 defeat at the Fusion.

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CBSMiami.com Team