The New York Red Bulls picked up three points on the road, triumphing over Inter Miami CF by a score of 1-0 on Wednesday night in Florida.
Tom Barlow collected a rebound following a deft Luquinhas dribble and run, scoring the lone goal of the match.
"I'm so proud of all the efforts that every single player put in," Head Coach Troy Lesesne said. "You see the way the guys are fighting, especially in the last 10 minutes, just to see out the game. And I think suffer is the right word. We were ready to suffer in every single position for every single minute this game in order to get the three points and we did that."
Lesesne said he "would have loved to see Luquinhas at the back of the net, just based on what the effort was to create that."
Carlos Coronel saved a penalty for New York on his way to another clean sheet. Coronel is now tied with Tony Meola for most clean sheets in club history.
Coronel’s 1.00 career goals against average is the second best mark in MLS history (minimum 4,500 minutes played), according to Major League Soccer.
Coronel has three shutouts against Inter Miami CF in his four career appearances. He has also recorded a win in all four of those matches.
Frankie Amaya, Kyle Duncan and Lewis Morgan all returned to the pitch on the night after missing significant time due to injuries.
"It's a moment I've been waiting on for a while I feel a little bit rusty to get up to the speed of the game, but I'm so delighted for the boys and this group of players we've been on the road for almost for over a week now," Morgan said. "Just about the effort these guys put in every single day to get our first away win of the year is a testament to the guys that started the game. The guys that came on and the guys that then get minutes here in Miami. So, a brilliant way to end the week."
The Red Bulls have only allowed 13 goals in 16 matches played this season, which ranks tied for the fourth lowest in MLS. New York registered its fifth clean sheet of the season across all competitions.
New York returns to Red Bull Arena to face off against Orlando City SC for Fireworks Night on Saturday, June 3.
"All games at Red Bull Arena are obviously what we look forward to most, playing in front of our own fans," Morgan said.
Kickoff is set for 7:30 pm. ET with coverage on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV and New York Red Bulls Radio in English via Tune In, the New York Red Bulls app, and NewYorkRedBulls.com.