Lionel Messi, the global football superstar, showcased his magic on the field once again, as he inspired Inter Miami to a thrilling victory in the US Open Cup semifinals. The Argentine maestro proved his worth by delivering a dramatic last-minute assist, securing Inter Miami’s spot in the final against Houston Dynamo on September 27.
Excitement is soaring among fans as the highly-anticipated final draws near. Ticket prices for the event have been revealed, starting at $350, with the most expensive tickets reaching a staggering $1,260. As the tension builds, resale prices for the final are expected to skyrocket, making it a hot commodity among die-hard enthusiasts.
Messi’s debut in the Major League Soccer (MLS) has already captured headlines, as reports suggest it costs a jaw-dropping sum of more than $20,000. Despite this hefty price tag, fans and critics alike are eager to witness Messi’s brilliance on American soil. However, it should be noted that the Barcelona legend has only played in cup fixtures for Inter Miami thus far.
Manager Tata Martino, recognizing the grueling schedule players face, hinted at a potential rest for Messi and other key players in the upcoming MLS clash against the New York Red Bulls. With the final on the horizon, Martino aims to balance player fatigue and the team’s performance, ensuring a strong showing in both competitions.
As the clock ticks closer to the final, all eyes will be on the Messi-led Inter Miami. The team’s remarkable journey in the US Open Cup has captivated supporters and rejuvenated interest in football in the United States. With Messi’s unparalleled skills and the willingness of his teammates to step up, Inter Miami is poised to uplift the sport to new heights on American soil. Stay tuned as Forever Sports Online brings you all the action from the highly-anticipated final and the MLS clash to follow.
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