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The Uruguayan assisted Diego Gomez for the team's second goal of the night  He nearly recorded his first goal as an MLS player but wasted a good chance  DailyMail.com provides all the latest international sports news 

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Inter Miami manager Tata Martino refused to discuss resting Luiz Suarez for Sunday's game against LA Galaxy, despite the striker's ongoing battle with a knee problem.

Suarez was walking with a noticeable limp in the latter stages of the team's season-opening 2-0 win over Real Salt Lake on Wednesday. 

The Uruguayan made his MLS debut and grabbed an assist, playing 90 minutes before being substituted in stoppage time.

The former Liverpool and Barcelona striker has not hidden the fact that he struggles to play regularly because of a knee issue that has plagued the latter stages of his career.

But, despite a grueling pre-season tour around the globe and a lack of rest, Martino hinted he would not be rotating for the weekend's trip to California

Tata Martino refused to discuss resting striker Luiz Suarez on Sunday after beating Salt Lake

Tata Martino refused to discuss resting striker Luiz Suarez on Sunday after beating Salt Lake

Suarez appeared to be in pain by the end of the night and was seen with a noticeable limp

Suarez appeared to be in pain by the end of the night and was seen with a noticeable limp

'Most of the changes we had to make were for physical issues,' the Miami coach said

'Maybe we have to look at that but not for the second game of the season. No, no, no.

'We are just starting to compete. Hopefully they will all be fine by Friday and whoever is ready will travel.'

Suarez finished the night with an assist he recorded in the 83rd minute that helped set up a goal for Diego Gomez.

The Uruguayan nearly ended up picking up a goal for himself in his MLS debut but will surely regret sending his point-blank chance into the foot of Salt Lake goalkeeper Zac MacMath.

'I had been saying since we got back from Japan two weeks ago that we needed to have more training sessions together for them to rediscover their rhythm,' Martino said

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