Lionel Messi Arrives in Miami to Start MLS Adventure
Lionel Messi arrived in Miami, United States, on Tuesday to begin his MLS journey with Inter Miami. The Argentine star, along with his wife and three children, landed at the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport in Florida. Messi, who recently signed his contract with Inter Miami, is set to be presented at a major event on Sunday, July 16 at the DRV PNK Stadium at 8:00 p.m. local time.
The Presentation Event
The presentation event for Messi will include entertainment, pitch speeches, and more. Inter Miami stated that additional details will be announced closer to the event date.
Debut of Messi and Busquets
Sergio Busquets, who was a former teammate of Messi at Barcelona, is also expected to make his debut with Inter Miami. The team’s first match with both players is scheduled for July 21 against Mexican club Cruz Azul in the Leagues Cup.
Inter Miami’s Season Struggles
Inter Miami is currently facing a challenging season, as they are at the bottom of the Eastern Conference with only 18 points from 21 games. The team has gone without a victory for ten matches, with three draws and seven losses. This makes the acquisition of new reinforcements crucial for the team.
Coach ‘Tata’ Martino’s First Session
Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino, who previously coached Messi at Barcelona and the Argentine national team, held his first training session as the coach of Inter Miami on Monday. Martino’s experience with Messi is expected to be beneficial for the team’s performance.
Upcoming Match Against St. Louis City
Inter Miami faces a tough challenge in their next match against St. Louis City, who has made a strong debut in the MLS this year and currently holds the top position in the Western Conference.