The soccer gods are ruling the American stage. Lionel Messi (36, Argentina), who recently joined Inter Miami of the American Major League Soccer (MLS), is leading the team in scoring.
Messi has exploded for five goals in his first three games in an Inter Miami uniform. He scored two goals in the team’s 3-1 League Cup win at home against Orlando City on March 3. After losing 10 of their first 13 games this season, Inter Miami has been reaping the benefits of the “Messi effect” with three straight wins since he joined the team.
Coincidentally, all three of Messi’s games have been at home. The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner, the world’s best player, and the most recent World Cup Most Valuable Player, has left the home fans ecstatic. Messi’s appearance was also a big draw for many celebrities. New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter, NBA superstar LeBron James, model Kim Kardashian, and DJ Khaled were among those who came to Inter Miami’s home stadium, DRV PNK Stadium, to cheer Messi on.
Now that he’s acclimatized to the American scene at home, Messi is about to embark on his first road trip. It’s a League Cup round of 16 match against FC Dallas on June 6. Messi will experience a long road trip to Dallas in the southeastern United States.
The soccer fans in Dallas, where the match will take place, are also looking forward to seeing Messi in action. Even though they’re opponents, they’re excited to see the world’s best player. FC Dallas’ home stadium, Toyota Stadium, has a capacity of 20,000, and tickets for the match against Inter Miami sold out within 10 minutes of going on sale. 메이저놀이터
The sellout is surprising considering the ticket prices. The cheapest ticket is $299. The official resale price is a whopping $600. Nevertheless, all tickets were sold.
The US MLS has a case of Messi syndrome.