Higuain scores 3 goals, Inter Miami ties 4-4 with Cincinnati

July 31, 2022 GMT
FC Cincinnati forward Brandon Vázquez (19) celebrates with Álvaro Barreal (31) after scoring a goal against Inter Miami during the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, July 30, 2022, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The game ended in a 4-4 draw. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
FC Cincinnati forward Brandon Vázquez (19) celebrates with Álvaro Barreal (31) after scoring a goal against Inter Miami during the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, July 30, 2022, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The game ended in a 4-4 draw. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
FC Cincinnati forward Brandon Vázquez (19) celebrates with Álvaro Barreal (31) after scoring a goal against Inter Miami during the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, July 30, 2022, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The game ended in a 4-4 draw. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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FC Cincinnati forward Brandon Vázquez (19) celebrates with Álvaro Barreal (31) after scoring a goal against Inter Miami during the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, July 30, 2022, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The game ended in a 4-4 draw. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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FC Cincinnati forward Brandon Vázquez (19) celebrates with Álvaro Barreal (31) after scoring a goal against Inter Miami during the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, July 30, 2022, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The game ended in a 4-4 draw. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Gonzala 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.

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