FORT LAUDERDALE – Gonzalo Higuain had his first MLS hat trick and Christopher McVey scored the equalizer – his first MLS goal – in the seventh minute of stoppage time to help Inter Miami to a 4-4 tie with Cincinnati on Saturday.
McVey took a pass from Corentin Jean, cut back to evade a defender, and blasted a rising shot off the crossbar into the net for Miami (7-10-5) to cap the scoring.
Higuain opened the scoring in the 23rd minute, gave Miami a 2-1 lead in the 37th, and converted from the penalty spot in first-half stoppage time to take a 3-2 advantage into halftime.
Brenner and Brandon Vazquez scored two goals each for Cincinnati (7-8-8).
Miami visits the San Jose Earthquakes on Wednesday, while Cincinnati will host the Philadelphia Union on Saturday.