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(CNN Spanish) -- Inter Miami is playing what may be its last chip in its attempt to reach the MLS playoffs.

The pink team of Florida will face FC Cincinnati at home this Saturday in the framework of a new date of the Eastern Conference.

Those led by Gerardo "Tata" Martino must travel a very narrow corridor, a circumstance in which they have no margin for error, since not only must they win the three games, but, if they achieve it, that does not assure them to achieve their goal.

In addition to this game, Inter must play on the last day of home against Wednesday 18 against Charlotte FC (match pending), and with the same rival condition of visitor on Saturday 21.

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The Florida team has 33 points, and is 7 points behind Chicago Fire (40 points) and 5 points behind CF Montreal (38 points), who are located in positions 8 and 9 respectively. The herons will make the last attempt to reach these positions, something that would allow them to play the so-called 'wild card', which consists of an elimination game between both teams to access the postseason phase.


The table of positions in the middle-lower part says that below Chicago Fire and CF Montreal, DC United and NY Red Bulls are located, both with 37 points, Charlotte FC has 36, Inter Miami adds 33, Toronto FC closes with 22 units.

Inter, comes from suffering a hard impact to lose on Wednesday 1-4 against Chicago Fire, which reduced the chances of achieving their sporting challenge. "The chances that depend on us end tonight, from now on the chances minimally exist, but it no longer depends on us," said the Argentine coach.

In Wednesday's defeat were not present Lionel Messi or Jordi Alba, who have not played in recent games, and this has led to the notorious drop in the team's performance.

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    Possible formation of Inter Miami

    Drake Callender, DeAndre Yedlin, Tomás Avilés, Kamal Miller, Noah Allen or Jordi Alba, Dixon Arroyo, Sergio Busquets, Benjamín Cremaschi, Josef Martínez, Lionel Messi and Facundo Farías.

    Coach: Gerardo Martino

    Probable formation of FC Cincinnati

    Alec Kann, Santiago Arias, Nick Hagglund, Matt Miazga, Yerson Mosquera, Ray Gaddis, Yuya Kubo, Obinna Nwobodo, Marco Angulo, Aaron Boupendza and Dominique Badji.

    DT: Chris Albright

    Details of the meeting

    Day: Saturday, October 7

    Stadium: DRV PNK

    Hours: 7.30 p.m. Miami, Venezuela and Bolivia

    8.30 p.m. Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Brazil and Paraguay

    6.30 p.m. Ecuador, Colombia and Peru

    TV: Apple TV

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