Charlotte FC earned a 2-2 draw at Inter Miami FC on Wednesday, the first away point by either team in the four-game history of the series. The lone previous meeting between the sides in Charlotte was a 1-0 victory for the hosts in May 2022 on a second-half goal by Andre Shinyashski.
Charlotte FC has lost only one of its last 17 home matches in all competitions dating back to late March (W8 D8). Charlotte FC is unbeaten in a club-record nine straight home matches (W3 D6) since a loss to Nashville SC on May 20.
Inter Miami Fc has played 20 matches in all competitions since Lionel Messi’s debut on July 21. In the 10 matches has started, Inter Miami FC’s record is W6 D4 L0, outscoring opponents, 30-11. In the 10 matches in which Messi has not started or hasn’t played, Inter Miami FC has a record of W3 D3 L4, being outscored, 19-15.
Kerwin Vargas recorded a goal and an assist in Charlotte FC’s draw against Inter Miami FC on Wednesday, his second MLS games with both a goal and an assist (April 15 vs Colorado Rapids). Vargas is the second Charlotte FC player with multiple games with a goal and an assist, joining Karol Swiderski (3).
Inter Miami FC has collected 11 points on the road this season, fourth-fewest in MLS in 2023. Six of those 11 points came in the two matches in which Lionel Messi played (W2 D0 L0) while Inter Miami FC has collected one fewer point in the 14 away matches without Messi (5 – W1 D2 L11).