Robert Taylor and Jean Mota helped arrange Higuain’s team-leading 14th aim of the season. It was his twelfth aim in his final 14 video games and third straight recreation scoring after the eightieth minute of the match.
Miami (13-13-6, 45 factors) remained seventh within the Jap Convention battle for seven playoff locations, however pulled even on factors with sixth-place Orlando and moved three forward of eighth-place Columbus.
The Herons path Orlando on the second tiebreaker of aim differential and entered the weekend in entrance of Columbus on the primary tiebreaker of complete wins.
They’ve now gained three in a row and can play their final two at dwelling in opposition to Orlando on Wednesday and Montreal on Oct. 9.
Quentin Westberg made 4 saves for Toronto (9-17-7, 34 factors), which dropped its fourth straight recreation. Toronto had already been eradicated from postseason competition however was attempting to maintain its fourth clear sheet of the marketing campaign.
Lorenzo Insigne had arguably one of the best probability for the hosts moments earlier than halftime, however fired excessive.
Miami was the clear aggressor over 90 minutes and notably within the second half. The Herons had been finally rewarded for his or her effort 4 minutes from full time.
Taylor attacked from the precise to start out the sequence and linked with former Toronto playmaker Alejandro Pozuelo, who then noticed Mota to his left.
Mota returned the ball to Taylor, who had continued his run into the penalty space, after which Taylor crossed left for Higuain a bit past the penalty spot.
Higuain made a artful pretend proper to keep away from a defender, then took the ball to his left and fired a low end between Westberg and the precise submit.
The aim had been coming. Mota struck the surface of the submit with an excellently hit free kick from simply outdoors the penalty space within the fiftieth minute. Then within the 73rd, Pozuelo performed Ariel Lassiter in on the break, solely to be denied by Westberg from shut vary.