Inter Miami fail to advance after their win over Montreal as Kieran Gibbs saves a point against Orlando City to leave the pressure firmly on Phil Neville…with his side still rooted in the MLS Eastern Conference
- Phil Nevile’s Inter Miami was held in a 1-1 draw against Orlando City on Thursday
- Antonio Carlos had put Orlando ahead of Miami on the brink of half-time
- But Kieran Gibbs saved a point for Inter Miami by equalizing in 66th minute
After beating Montreal for the last time, Phil Neville will have been desperate to ease the pressure on his shoulders even further with the win against Orlando City in the MLS.
Inter Miami, however, was held to a 1-1 draw, with Kieran Gibbs sparing Neville’s blush on Thursday.
Orlando had taken the lead on the brink of halftime via Antonio Carlos with a ball head to wreak havoc on Inter Miami, who are still bottom of the MLS Eastern Conference.
Kieran Gibbs saved a point for Inter Miami after going home in the 66th minute
Orlando regretted their waste and gave the ball away cheaply in the second half, putting the visitors back into play.
And former Arsenal left-back Gibbs saved a point for Inter Miami after scoring his first ever MLS goal just after the hour.
Gibbs tapped a brilliant header past Victor Ulloa’s Montreal goalkeeper in the 66th minute.
Phil Neville’s Inter Miami Side Still Bottom of the MLS Eastern Conference
Although they managed to walk away by a point, Inter Miami – co-owned by David Beckham – know their form needs to improve immediately if they try to get out of trouble.
Neville’s side is still bottom of their MLS division with just 13 points from 15 games, having lost six games on the bounce before heading to Philadelphia on July 26.
Neville, the former England Women’s manager, remains under immense pressure and will hope the results will change immediately.