David Beckham’s Inter Miami became the first side to be eliminated from Major League Soccer’s restart competition on Monday after stumbling to a 1-0 defeat to New York City FC.
A second-half strike from Libya international Ismael Tajouri-Shradi kept New York’s hopes of reaching the knockout rounds alive while condemning Miami to a first round exit from Group A in Orlando.
In the night match, Mauricio Pereyra’s 70th-minute goal helped Orlando City SC earn a 1-1 draw with Philadelphia Union and capture Group A.
The teams are level on points at the top of the group, however, Orlando took first place because of a superior goal difference.
New York’s 64th-minute winner came via a long ball forward from Romania midfielder Alexandru Mitrita that beat Miami’s offside trap and sent Tajouri-Shradi through on goal. (Guardian)