Rodríguez sparks Inter Miami to 3-2 victory over Charlotte

July 17, 2022 GMT
Inter Miami coach Phil Neville reacts during the second half of the team's MLS soccer match against Charlotte FC, Saturday, July 16, 2022, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)
Inter Miami coach Phil Neville reacts during the second half of the team's MLS soccer match against Charlotte FC, Saturday, July 16, 2022, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)
Inter Miami coach Phil Neville reacts during the second half of the team's MLS soccer match against Charlotte FC, Saturday, July 16, 2022, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)
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Inter Miami coach Phil Neville reacts during the second half of the team's MLS soccer match against Charlotte FC, Saturday, July 16, 2022, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)
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Inter Miami coach Phil Neville reacts during the second half of the team's MLS soccer match against Charlotte FC, Saturday, July 16, 2022, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Emerson Rodríguez’s first goal of the season came in the third minute of second-half stoppage time and Inter Miami CF rallied from two goals down to beat Charlotte FC 3-2 on Saturday night after a lengthy weather delay.

Inter Miami (7-9-4) trailed 2-0 at halftime and didn’t get on the scoreboard until Robert Taylor’s goal in the 59th minute. Gonzalo Higuaín scored the equalizer 13 minutes later. Gregore de Magalhães Silva had assists on both goals. Higuaín, who has scored in two straight matches, has four goals on the year. Taylor notched his third.

Yordy Reyna gave Charlotte (8-11-2) a 1-0 lead in the 1st minute and finished off a brace in the 42nd minute with his first two goals of the season.

Inter Miami outshot Charlotte 15-4 with a 7-3 edge in shots on goal.

Drake Callender had one save for Inter Miami. Kristijan Kahlina saved three for Charlotte.

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