Lionel Messi’s MLS debut postponed: Inter Miami’s highly-anticipated August 20 match against Charlotte suddenly delayed
- Messi has only appeared in the Leagues Cup since joining Miami this summer.
- His progression through competitions means his MLS arc has been delayed.
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Lionel Messi’s long-awaited MLS debut on August 20 has been postponed due to Inter Miami’s progression in the Leagues Cup, the club announced.
Messi is off to a blistering start to his Miami career, scoring seven goals in his first four games, including a 94th-minute game-winner on his debut against Cruz Azul.
However, all four of his appearances have been in the Leagues Cup, where he has helped Tata Martino’s men reach the quarter-finals this season.
The World Cup-winning captain of Argentina had to wait for his MLS bow, and following Sunday’s penalty shootout win over FC Dallas in the League Cup round of 16, he will now have to wait. a little more.
Messi was due to appear in the league for the first time against Charlotte FC at the DRV PNK Stadium on Sunday 20 August, but that meeting has now been postponed as the two teams will also meet in the League Cup quarter-finals this Friday. . .
That means either Miami or Charlotte will be in the semifinals this season, and with both the final and the third-place playoff taking place on Saturday, August 19, one of them won’t be able to make their MLS game at next day.
Inter have announced that all tickets for the match on August 20 will be valid for the new date when confirmed.
Lionel Messi’s long-awaited MLS debut with Inter Miami on August 20 has been postponed