Messi Takes MLS by Storm
On July 15, Lionel Messi officially signed with Inter Miami and joined Major League Soccer. The most glittering star in international soccer joined the team at the bottom of the table in the Eastern Conference of the MLS, co-owned by English football legend David Beckham.
Since the four-time Champions League winner, seven-time Ballon D’Or recipient, Argentine Olympic gold medalist, and 2022 World Cup champion took the pitch, the soccer world hasn’t been the same.
His Barcelona teammates Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba joined him in pink jerseys, elevating both team play and team spirit, making them a competitive side. The team went on a twelve-game unbeaten streak – with eight wins and four draws – and they have already won their first trophy in the Leagues Cup. The energy is palpable.
The advent of such talent is an enormous boon for US soccer, not only boosting ticket sales but sending shockwaves of excitement throughout the league. The team’s contagious joy on the pitch is boosting passion about the game here in America, as fans can see the best in the world here at home.