2021 Major League Soccer, Regular Season
  • Brek Shea (90')

Brek Shea scores dramatic late winner for Inter Miami vs. FC Cincinnati

Brek Shea lifts Miami with clutch goal (0:56)

Brek Shea scores a goal late in the second half as Inter Miami CF edges out FC Cincinnati 1-0. (0:56)

Brek Shea scored in the 90th minute on Inter Miami CF's first shot on goal of the game, and that was all the visitors needed in a 1-0 victory over FC Cincinnati on Saturday night.

Shea was also the first player to score at TQL Stadium in Miami's 3-2 win at Cincinnati back on May 16, the first MLS match played at the stadium.

His late match-winner gives Miami (7-9-5, 26 points) its fifth victory in eight matches and second in two games in Cincy.

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The Flamengos now sit 10th in the Eastern Conference, just four points behind seventh-place D.C. for the East's final playoff spot.

Meanwhile, Cincinnati (3-10-8, 17 points) is nine games into life at their new home without a win, having lost here after five consecutive home draws to remain 13th in the East, ahead of only Toronto.

The hosts might have had slightly more chances before Miami's winner, but not many, putting only two of their 10 shots on target.

Miami hadn't put any of their previous nine shots on frame prior to Shea's winner, but he made no mistake after Nicolas Figal found him with a simple diagonal ball from the back.

Cincinnati had five defenders back, but Shea had snuck behind the right wingback and stayed onside via center back Geoff Cameron to run onto the ball.

With plenty of space, he slammed a simple finish past Kenneth Vermeer for his fifth goal of the season, second on his club behind only Gonzalo Higuain's eight.

Shea had arguably Miami's best chance prior to that, when he had an open look from inside the left side of the penalty before halftime area that he slammed into a teammate with the goal gaping.

Cincy started pressuring more after the break, with Brenner coming the closest to scoring.

In the 58th minute, he headed a corner kick just wide of the left post. In the 75th, he appeared to have an open look at goal, but was closed down after failing to take a shot early.