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Defenders Ian Fray Jordi Alba Spark Inter Miami 2-1 Victory Nashville

Inter Miami defeats Nashville SC 2-1 with goals from Fray and Alba. Inter Miami leads league with 48 goals scored.

Inter Miami secured a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Nashville SC in a thrilling match in Nashville. The goals came late in the first half, with defenders Ian Fray and Jordi Alba finding the back of the net just four minutes apart.

Fray, in only his second start of the season, opened the scoring in the 40th minute after a well-timed pass from Julian Gressel. This marked Fray's third career goal and gave Inter Miami a crucial lead. Alba then doubled the advantage with a stunning long-range strike in the 44th minute, showcasing his skill and extending the lead to 2-0 at halftime.

Nashville fought back in the second half, with Hany Mukhtar scoring a goal in the 73rd minute to bring them within reach. However, Inter Miami's defense held strong, with goalkeeper Drake Callender making four crucial saves to secure the win.

Notably, star players Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez were absent for Inter Miami, with Messi nursing a hamstring injury and Suarez representing Uruguay in the Copa America. Despite their absence, Inter Miami's attacking prowess shone through, with the team leading the league with 48 goals this season.

The victory extends Inter Miami's unbeaten run on the road to seven matches, a club record. Their dominance over Nashville continues, with the team now holding a 6-4-4 lead in the all-time series.

Looking ahead, Inter Miami faces Charlotte FC in their next match, while Nashville prepares to take on the Columbus Crew. Both teams will be looking to build on their recent performances and continue their push towards the playoffs.

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