This is huge soccer news.
This is huge news.
Lionel Messi is taking his talents to Inter Miami CF in the MLS.
The announcement is not just huge for the city of Miami instead the country. Pelé, regarded as one of the greatest soccer players of all time, came to the United States to play for the New York Cosmos in 1975; Messi coming to Miami has that feel.
“I am going to America to live football in another way,” Messi stated.
Bienvenido A Miami.
Messi has won a record seven FIFA World Player of the Year Awards, most all time.
Messi has scored 806 career goals for club and country.
At age 35, Messi is still one of the elite soccer players in the sport. He has 41 goal contributions across all competitions this season. The only player from Europe’s top five leagues with 20 goals and assists.
Messi will become the 14th World Cup winner to play in MLS and the first World Cup Golden Ball winner to play in MLS.
Messi will be here to play soccer professionally and personally. His heart is with Barcelona; however, he was unable to return due to economic and financial reasons. Moreover, there needed to be a formal offer from Barcelona.
Messi’s family will be able to relax and live a quieter life, but at his age wants to remain competitive. Inter Miami offers him a package he could not turn down, with sponsorships involving Adidas, Apple, and the most significant salary ever for any MLS player. And he will be home in a community of Spanish speakers and South Americans to acclimate how he wants to at his pace.
Inter Miami’s Instagram followers have increased by more than 5 million since the announcement he was signing with Miami. This is huge. When David Beckham arrived in 2007, it revolutionized the MLS soccer game. Messi’s arrival will be monumental. The World Cup arriving in 2026 adds to his huge arrival for fans, players, and the United States.