Inter Miami CF 3-2 Sporting Kansas City (14 Apr, 2024) Game Analysis – ESPN (UK)

A stunning long-range strike from Lionel Messi helped Inter Miami to a 3-2 win over Sporting Kansas City in front of a record crowd of 72,610 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, on Saturday. Making his first MLS start since March 2 after overcoming a hamstring injury, Messi let fly from 25 yards with his … Read more

Sporting Kansas City 2-3 Inter Miami: Player ratings as Messi inspires the Herons to much-needed victory

Lionel Messi grabbed a goal and an assist as Inter Miami picked up a victory for the first time since March 16 with a 3-2 triumph over Sporting Kansas City. Both sides were eager to get things going in front of a crowd of over 72,000 at Arrowhead Stadium, as Kansas City were aiming to … Read more

Miami coach: Roster rules limit MLS vs. Liga MX

Apr 11, 2024, 01:55 PM ET Inter Miami CF head coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino blamed Major League Soccer roster rules for the team’s inability to compete “at the same level as Liga MX,” after being eliminated 5-2 on aggregate in the Concacaf Champions Cup quarterfinal series to CF Monterrey. “I mentioned this earlier, if MLS … Read more

Messi, Inter Miami wilt under pressure as Monterrey advances in Concacaf Champions Cup

Apr 11, 2024, 09:52 AM ET MONTERREY, Mexico — Wherever Lionel Messi goes, chaos follows. Fans will camp outside hotels for hours just to catch a glimpse of the Argentine forward, while reporters line up cameras to ensure an endless live feed of his movements for those watching at home. It was no different when … Read more

MLS has failed Lionel Messi and Inter Miami with its glacial pace of change

Lionel Messi and Co. fell to Liga MX’s Monterrey on Wednesday in Mexico and Major League Soccer’s structural inefficiencies were a key contributor. (Photo by Azael Rodriguez/Getty Images) Major League Soccer has spent 10 months reveling in Lionel Messi-mania. It rolled out red carpets for the GOAT, then watched stadiums fill and business boom. It … Read more

Messi, Inter Miami wilt under pressure as Monterrey advance in Concacaf Champions Cup

MONTERREY, Mexico — Wherever Lionel Messi goes, chaos follows. Fans will camp outside hotels for hours just to catch a glimpse of the Argentine forward, while reporters line up cameras to ensure an endless live feed of his movements for those watching at home. It was no different when Inter Miami CF touched down in … Read more

The wildest Lionel Messi-Inter Miami dream ends with a whimper in Monterrey

Lionel Messi and Inter Miami are out of the CONCACAF Champions Cup after losing 3-1 to Monterrey on Wednesday night. (Photo by Azael Rodriguez/Getty Images) Inter Miami’s wildest dreams would climax in the summer of 2025, the last of Lionel Messi’s contract. They’d culminate on a shiny new stage, the Club World Cup, against and … Read more

Lionel Messi, Inter Miami face Liga MX club Monterrey in Champions Cup: Updates of Leg 2

Lionel Messi is fully healthy again, and the stage is set: He’ll play his biggest Inter Miami game on Wednesday night against Liga MX club Monterrey in the second leg of their Concacaf Champions Cup matchup. Monterrey coach Fernando Ortiz praised Messi during his prematch press conference Tuesday, but emphasized his desire to defeat the … Read more

Monterrey vs Inter Miami: Preview, prediction and lineups

Inter Miami travel down south to take on Monterrey in the second leg of the Concacaf Champions Cup quarter-finals Wednesday night. The Herons welcomed Lionel Messi back into their squad last time out, and the 36-year-old bagged a goal off the bench in Miami’s 2-2 draw with Colorado Rapids on Saturday. On the other side … Read more

Messi, Suárez, Busquets & Co.: Inter Miami need to find the right balance for success

Ahead of crucial Concacaf fixture  ©TM/IMAGO On Saturday, Lionel Messi returned from an injury that kept him out of the last four Major League Soccer games and the first leg Concacaf Champions Cup quarterfinal against Monterrey. And the impact has been instant with Messi scoring for Inter Miami in a 2-2 draw against Colorado Rapids. Ultimately, even with Messi … Read more