Carlos Coronel made a vital penalty kick save in the first half. (USA Sports)

Tom Barlow supplied the goal and Carlos Coronel provided a defensive play as the Red Bulls won the first time on the road this season and moved slightly from away from the MLS Eastern Conference basement on Wednesday night.

They recorded a 1-0 win over Inter Miami CF at DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., snapping an eight-game winless streak away from home.

The result boosted the Red Bulls (4-5-7, 19 points) into 11th place, up from No. 14, while Miami (5-10-0, 15) remained in the conference cellar.

“It’s something that, I think suffer is a really good word, by the way, and I think that’s what we needed to do in order to take home all three points,” head coach Troy Lesesne said. “I said to the guys, Monday, Tuesday, and then again today, that this has been a difficult trip. We can all recognize that it’s been in terms of the travel, in terms of the type of opponents that we’re playing. It’s been a challenge that way, but we can really set the tone for what we want the rest of the season to look like by accomplishing our first away win on the year. And I think that that’s something that was a huge goal tonight.”

In the ninth minute, Coronel saved a penalty kick by Leonardo Campana after Kyle Duncan had fouled Nicolás Marcelo in the penalty area. Coronel tied National Soccer Hall of Fame goalkeeper for the second most clean sheets (25) in Red Bulls’ history,

Barlow gave the visitors all the scoring they needed in the 52nd minute as he put home a rebound of a Luquinhas shot off the post.

“It’s good to have him back,” Barlow said. “He’s a big part of this team and an amazing player. He did an amazing job of running with the ball there. I just tried to make a little run and he put it on frame. I’m lucky that hit the post. I was happy I was in the right place right time to just put it in.”

Added Lesesne: “I’m really happy for Tom. I think he does a lot of things that go unnoticed. His primary goal every single day, every single game is to show up and be on the scoresheet whether that’s goals or assists. He’s an attacking player that wants to do that, but he also does a lot more for the team. And he’s done that, particularly in the last seven games playing out of position at times. He did that again tonight.”

Midfielder Lewis Morgan, who hadn’t played since March 11 due to a hip injury, came off the bench against his former team, and logged 28 minutes.

“Yeah, it’s been a long time,” he said. “Lots of setbacks in my rehab unfortunately, and it’s a moment I’ve been waiting on for a while I feel a little bit rusty to get up to the speed of the game, but I’m so delighted for the boys and this group of players we’ve been on the road for almost for over a week now. Just about and the effort these guys put in every single day to get our first away win of the year is a testament to the guys that started the game. The guys that came on and the guys that then get minutes here in Miami. So a brilliant way to end the week.”

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at