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Lionel Messi showcased his brilliance in his MLS debut as he stepped off the bench for Inter Miami and propelled his team to a 2-0 victory over New York Red Bulls, breaking their 11-match winless streak in the league.
- Lionel Messi, making his Major League Soccer (MLS) debut for Inter Miami, produced a splendid goal in the 89th minute. This led Inter Miami to defeat New York Red Bulls with a score of 2-0, ending their 11-match winless streak in the league.
- Messi’s majestic goal arrived during his Major League Soccer debut, occurring in the 89th minute of the match. His strike secured Inter Miami’s triumph over New York Red Bulls, putting an end to their 11-match winless league streak.
- After an absence of twenty-four years since Pele’s involvement in the North American Soccer League, Lionel Messi entered the North American soccer scene by joining New York Cosmos. This entry was marked by a goal within the first sixty minutes of play.
- Jodi Alba provided a clever back-pass, directing Messi’s attention, and in a stunning display of skill, Messi outmaneuvered three defenders before delivering the ball to Benjamin Krasmaschi with a side-foot pass. An 18-year-old American player then played the ball back, setting up Messi’s powerful shot into the goal.
- Messi has scored a total of 11 goals for Inter Miami in nine matches across all competitions.
- This match drew attention to New York Red Bulls’ first home sale of the season and led to resale tickets being listed for over $1,000 in the week leading up to the game.
- Messi’s entry into the league after players like David Beckham, Thierry Henry, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, signifies a more stable presence in the league. This presence aims to challenge established American sports in terms of popularity.
- The crowd erupted with chants like “We want Messi!” and “Messi!” starting in the sixth minute and crescending to “Messi!” in the 35th minute. Among the four players making their Miami debuts in MLS, 20-year-old Paraguayan forward Diego Gómez scored in the 37th minute.
- In the second half, fans’ attention was focused on Messi as he began warming up within three minutes. An indication from the coach prompted cheers from the crowd as Messi prepared to step onto the field.
- Messi made his debut for Miami on July 21st in the Leagues Cup and continued his impact with 10 goals in seven matches during the US Open Cup semifinals.
- Miami hadn’t won a league match against New England since May 13th, and their only road victory was against Columbus on April 29th.
- Approximately 2.5 hours before the match, streets around the Red Bull Arena were crowded with vendors and individuals selling Messi jerseys without licenses. A broadcast of the game was displayed on a video board in Times Square, where many people sported jerseys representing Argentina, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, and Miami.
- Miami’s opening goal came when Alba, like Messi and Basquets in their debuts, took a free-kick after a foul by Andres Reyes. The ball was punched by goalkeeper Carlos Coronel into the net.
- Robert Taylor played a wide ball towards Nooh Alan, and the 19-year-old defender delivered a precise pass to Gómez, who controlled it with a touch and struck the ball into the far post from about 14 yards away.