Lionel Messi This Saturday he closed his first season in American soccer with Inter Miami, with a balance of eleven goals in fourteen games among all competitions and one of six duels in MLS, a league in which his team finished second to last in the East and outside the playoffs.
Messi was a starter in the duel that lost 0-1 at Charlotte’s ground in the last official game of the coach’s team Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino, who has a week off before his tour of exhibit on China.
Messi didn’t score, but he rattled the crossbar from a direct the toured went hin fifth straight game without scoring in MLS. It was a time where he was hampered by physical problems that prevented him from helping his team at a key whent in the campaign.
The Argentine began his time at Inter Miami in an unparalleled manner winning the Leagues Cupthe first trophy in the history of the Florida club, with ten goals in seven games.
Inter Miami too US Open Cup finalistafter eliminating Cincinnati in a penalty shootout in the semifinals. Messi did not final afterst the final against the Houston Dynamo due to injury.
The Argentine debuted in MLS with a goal in the field of New York Red Bulls, but since then he has not seen the door. He did not score against Nashville, Los Angeles FC, and Charlotte when he played ninety minutes, nor against Cincinnati when he had just returned from an injury and played more than half an hour. Against the Los Angeles team, Messi gave two important assists in the victory.
Inter Miami finished second to last in MLS East with 34 points and added just three points in the last six games. Before the arrival of Messi, the team sank to last place.