Brek Shea scored in the 90th minute in Inter Miami’s first shot on goal, the guests needed more in the 1-0 win over FC Cincinnati on Saturday evening.
Shea was also the first player to score at the TQL Stadium in Miami’s 3-2 win in Cincinnati on May 16, the first MLS game to be played in the stadium.
His late match winner gives Miami (7-9-5, 26 points) their fifth win in eight games and the second in two games in Cincy.
The Flamengos now occupy 10th place in the Eastern Conference, just four points behind seventh place DC for the last playoff spot in the East.
In the meantime, Cincinnati (3-10-8, 17 points) are nine games in their new home without a win, after losing here after five home draws in a row and thus keeping 13th place in the east ahead of Toronto.
The hosts might have had a little more chance before the Miami winner, but not many as they only got two of their 10 shots on target.
Miami hadn’t shot any of the last nine shots on the frame before Shea’s winner, but he made no mistake after Nicolas Figal found him from behind with a simple diagonal ball.
Cincinnati had five defenders back, but Shea had snuck behind the right full-back and stayed over center-back Geoff Cameron to run for the ball.
With plenty of space, he shot past Kenneth Vermeer with a simple finish and scored his fifth goal of the season.
Shea had probably Miami’s best chance before half-time when he had an open view from the left side of the penalty area, which he rammed into a teammate with a gaping goal.
Cincy began to put more pressure on after the break, with Brenner coming closest to the goal.
In the 58th minute he headed a corner kick just wide of the left post. In the 75th he appeared to have an open view of the goal but was closed after not shooting early.