Inter Miami suffered their first defeat since Lionel Messi joined the team, succumbing to a 5-2 loss against Atlanta United on Saturday.
Messi was notably absent from the matchday squad and did not participate in the game. Atlanta United dominated the first half, with Tristan Muyumba, Brooks Lennon, and a Kamal Miller own goal securing a comfortable lead for the hosts.
In the second half, Georgios Giakoumakis and Tyler Wolff extended the lead, solidifying Atlanta’s victory. Following this win, Atlanta United claimed the sixth position in the MLS Eastern Conference standings.
Despite a valiant effort, Leonardo Campana’s two goals for Miami were not enough to salvage the match. This defeat marked the end of Miami’s impressive 12-game unbeaten streak across all competitions.
Miami manager Gerardo “Tata” Martino clarified that both Messi and Jordi Alba were unavailable for the game due to muscular fatigue.