He is still invincible! Lionel Messi also inspires crowds in Major League Soccer (MLS), the North American professional football league. The reigning world champion provided two assists in Inter Miami’s 3–1 win against defending champions Los Angeles FC and thus played a vital role in the success. Inter Miami continued their successful run in MLS with Messi. For Miami it was the eleventh consecutive game without defeat in all competitions.
In the end, Facundo Farias (14th), Jordi Alba (51st) and Leonardo Campana (83rd) were responsible for the goals. Ryan Hollingshead (90th) scored a consolation goal for the hosts in front of 22,921 spectators (a record crowd, note!) at BMO Stadium. There was already a huge crowd for tickets. In fact, he was among the most iconic players in the 27-year history of Major League Soccer. The average price of an entrance ticket was – keep in mind – 717 dollars (about 665 euros).
Many celebrities like Prince Harry and actors Will Ferrell, Leonardo DiCaprio, Owen Wilson and Edward Norton also skipped the show. Music stars like Selena Gomez were also there live.
For Messi, 36, it was the last appearance for Miami before the next two weeks. Now the superstar is headed to the Argentinian national team. Messi is in the squad for World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador on Thursday and Bolivia five days later. So far he has scored 11 goals and assisted eight goals for Miami, who are still eight points off a play-off spot. The team still has eight games left in the Eastern Conference to qualify for the championship round.