This Wednesday at 18:30 in Colombia, Inter Miami meets Nashville Soccer Club at Lockhart Stadium (DRV PNK Stadium). In this game, a German fan will pay attention to Lionel Messi.
Before that signing, Jurgen Klinsmann, technical director of the South Korean team, referred to Lionel Messi’s arrival in Major League Soccer.
“The arrival of Lionel Messi in the United States changed everything. There is no doubt that his arrival will be before and after. Only 8 months have passed since he won the World Cup in Qatar in 2022 and fulfilled the greatest sporting wish of his career. To top it off, he did it at a very high level,” he said, admiring the Argentine.
For the German, he believes that the arrival of the 10 will also benefit the next FIFA World Cup, which will be held in 2026 in Mexico, the United States, and Canada in its twenty-third edition.
Inter Miami would form with Drake Callender, DeAndre Yedlin, Sergil Kryvtsov, Kamal Miller, Jordi Alba, Dixon Arroyo, Sergio Busquets, Facundo Faraas, Robert Taylor, Lionel Messi (center), and Josef Martinez.
All eyes are on Lionel Messi, who has scored 11 goals since joining the team.
“He will inspire thousands and thousands of fans to play football; that’s fantastic,” said Jürgen Klinsmann.
The game between Inter Miami and Nasvhille SC will be exclusively broadcast on Apple TV.
“Messi played his first game in a League Cup, and suddenly this competition has gone through the roof in terms of TV ratings and streaming subscribers, all thanks to Messi.” And it’s wonderful. And that is the power of football. And that is the power of exceptional players like Messi, Ronaldo, or Neymar. Anything that happens with Messi will do a lot to promote football in North America, and certainly the same will happen in Saudi Arabia because it’s a long-term phenomenon. He’s not short-sighted. Therefore, sooner or later, Saudi Arabia, alone or together with other countries, will certainly host a soccer World Cup. “I’m sure of that,” said the world champion with Germany, who scored 47 goals in 108 games and twice played against Colombia, one of them in the historic 1-1 draw in the first phase of the 1990 World Cup.
Finally, Jurgen concluded that Messi’s arrival in MLS shows that the champion of the last World Cup and his team are a big challenge for European leagues to strengthen the transfer market.