Inter Miami Scores 4 In 2Nd Half, Routs Fc Cincinnati 5-1

Inter Miami players congratulate forward Federico Higuain (22) after he scored a goal against FC Cincinnati, during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)
Inter Miami players congratulate forward Federico Higuain (22) after he scored a goal against FC Cincinnati, during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Gonzalo Higuaín scored the first of four second-half goals and Inter Miami kept its slim playoff hopes alive with a 5-1 victory over FC Cincinnati on Saturday night.

Miami (11-15-5) has won two in a row after a six-game losing streak and swept three matches against Cincinnati (4-19-8) this season.

It was also Miami's largest margin of victory while Cincinnati extended its club-record losing streak to nine games.

Higuaín scored on a header in the 53rd minute. Indiana Vassilev, Lewis Morgan, and Julián Carranza then added goals within a 16-minute span.

Federico Higuain’s header goal on a cross from Rodolfo Pizarro opened the scoring in the sixth minute for Miami.

Brandon Vázquez scored on a header from close range in the 21st minute for Cincinnati.

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