FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Josef Martínez and Nick Lima traded goals early in the second half and Inter Miami and Austin FC played to a 1-1 draw on Saturday night, ending Inter Miami’s club-record seven-match losing streak.
Neither team scored until Martínez took passes from Benjamin Cremaschi and Robert Taylor two minutes into the second half and found the net for a fifth time this season for Inter Miami (5-13-1).
Lima, a defender, pulled Austin (7-8-5) even, scoring unassisted four minutes later. It was his first goal of the season.
Drake Callender saved three shots for Inter Miami. Brad Stuver had seven saves for Austin.
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - JULY 01: Austin FC forward Gyasi Zardes (9) heads away a corner from the box in the second half during the game between Austin FC and Inter Miami CF, on Saturday, July 1, 2023 at DRV PNK Stadium, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Photo by
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Austin beat Inter Miami 5-1 in March of last season in the only prior match-up. It was the most goals Austin has scored in a match and the most goals Inter Miami has surrendered.
Inter Miami is one of five teams in league history to lose 13 of its first 18 matches.
Austin was coming off two straight 3-0 victories. They were the first back-to-back clean sheets in club history. Austin is 2-10-2 in its last 14 road matches.
Inter Miami will host the Columbus Crew on Tuesday. Austin travels to play Minnesota United on Saturday.