Can Inter Miami keep pace with the play-off places as they seek to feature in the post-season for the first time ever?
In mid-August, the Herons looked well placed to make their play-off debut, but then lost three in a row, including last weekend’s 3-1 reverse in Chicago.
But then, on Tuesday night, Phil Neville’s team get back on track, beating Columbus Crew 2-1.
Gonzalo Higuaín bagging a brace at DRV PNK Stadium; the game took almost four and a half hours to complete due to weather delays.
So, Miami start the weekend one place and are now two points below Columbus who occupy the final play-off spot.
After this, they complete the regular season against Toronto, Orlando City and then CF Montréal.
None of these game will be easy, making it vitally important that Inter Miami claim maximum points in Washington.
Given this, D.C. United should be ideal opponents, as they’re on course to collect the club’s fourth wooden spoon.
The Black-and-Red have won just once in ten attempts since beating Orlando City in Wayne Rooney’s first match in charge.
On Tuesday, following back-to-back goalless draws, D.C. were easily beaten 3-0 by Sporting Kansas City.
This is the 15th time D.C. have failed to score in a match this season, just the eighth time an MLS club has reached this mark.
Amazingly, the capital club account for four of these, coming in 2010, 2013 and 2017.
So, will Inter Miami leave Audi Field with three priceless points?