When Will Messi Make His Inter-Miami Debut?
Lionel Messi, the World Cup champion of Argentina, announced on Wednesday that he would be joining Inter Miami of Major League Soccer (MLS). In his statement, he said – “I’m signing on with Inter Miami. The decision has been completely confirmed.
Messi played for French champion Paris Saint-Germain for the previous two seasons. During the Ligue 1 campaign, he scored 16 goals and 16 assists in 75 games.
When will Messi make his Inter-Miami debut?
Messi stated that although his decision to join Inter Miami is final, some procedures still need to be followed.
The team’s following games are on June 8 against Birmingham Legion FC and June 11 against New England. Since Messi will not be able to play on June 8, he is highly unlikely to play on June 11.
Messi’s Inter Miami debut won’t happen until the team’s match against last year’s runner-up Philadelphia Union on June 25.
How did Inter Miami come to be?
American professional football club Club Internacional de Ftbol Miami, also known as Inter Miami CF or simply Inter Miami, is based in Fort Lauderdale. The team was founded in 2018, and Major League Soccer (MLS) competition started in 2020.
The DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is home to Inter Miami.
Miami Beckham United was the club’s original ownership structure; however, it now does business as Miami Freedom Park LLC. Marcelo Clause, a businessman from Bolivia who lives in Miami, served as the group’s leader. In 2017, Masayoshi Son and the Mas brothers were added as owners. The entire process began in 2007 when David Beckham signed with the Major League Soccer (MLS) and LA Galaxy, keeping a clause in his contract that allowed him to purchase an expansion team for a reduced franchise fee.
Beckham and the Mas brothers declared on September 17, 2021, that they had acquired Claure and Son’s ownership stakes in the ownership group.
The Miami Beckham United group was given the 25th MLS franchise on January 29, 2018. This was part of a larger MLS expansion that would add 30 teams overall by the year 2020. ger MLS expansion would bring the league’s total team count to 26 by 2020, and to 30 after that.
Let’s Roll On MLS’s past
Men’s professional football, or football as it is known in the United States, is governed by Major League Soccer (MLS), which is recognized by the USSF. Since the start of the 2023 season, the MLS has 29 teams—26 in the United States and three in Canada—making it the top level of American football.
The inaugural season featured 10 teams and was started in 1993 as a component of the USA’s successful bid to host the FIFA World Cup in 1994. The North American Soccer League (NASL), which ran from 1968 to 1984, succeeded it.
Each team plays 34 games during an MLS season, which starts in late February or early March and lasts until mid-October. The Supporter’s Shield is given to the team with the best record. The postseason MLS Cup playoffs feature 18 teams, and the league’s championship game, the MLS Cup, where two teams compete for the ultimate title of champion, takes place at the end of the season.
The Eastern and Western Conferences in Major League Soccer each have teams that play 34 games. In 2023, each of the 29 teams will play two games (at home and away) against every opponent in its conference and one game against every team in the opposing conference, with the exception of four or five.
The teams take a break in the middle of the season to participate in the All-Star Game, an exhibition game featuring the top players in the league.
Which team currently holds the MLS championship?
Los Angeles FC won its first MLS championship in 2022 after defeating Philadelphia Union in the championship game the previous year.