Inter Miami plans to honor Lionel Messi’s historic eighth Ballon d’Or victory before their next friendly match against New York City FC.
The forthcoming contest at DRV PNK Stadium on November 10, 2023, will serve as the concluding event for the Herons, signifying the ultimate performance of the game’s most amazing player.
As per an official statement issued by the Inter Miami club, the forthcoming celebrations would encompass a significant on-field occurrence preceding the commencement of the game. The forthcoming event will encompass the ceremonial bestowal of the prestigious Ballon d’Or trophy to the attendees within the confines of DRV PNK Stadium. After the conclusion of the aforementioned presentation, a series of speeches will be presented by prominent individuals like Messi, the Managing Owner Jorge Mas, and the MLS Commissioner Don Garber.
Regrettably, the planned excursion of Miami and Messi to China, intended to encompass a sequence of amicable competitions as a constituent of an international itinerary, was regrettably annulled due to unanticipated circumstances. As a result, the South Florida team is currently engaged in actively pursuing alternate alternatives for amicable engagement. Despite his relatively low number of appearances in Major League Soccer (MLS), Lionel Messi has been nominated for the prestigious Newcomer of the Year award. Nevertheless, the coveted accolade was ultimately attained by Giorgos Giakoumakis from Atlanta United, who earned this distinction due to his remarkable achievement of scoring 17 goals for the renowned squad recognized as the Five Stripes.
Despite the inability of Miami to secure a spot in the MLS Cup playoffs, prominent footballers such as Messi, Jordi Alba, and Sergio Busquets played a crucial role in effectively leading a triumphant Leagues Cup campaign in 2023. The aforementioned series of events culminated in a decisive triumph over Nashville SC, leading to Miami successfully obtaining their first-ever club championship.
In his debut season with the Miami team, Lionel Messi, a prominent character in the football history of Barcelona, exhibited his extraordinary abilities by achieving a cumulative tally of 11 goals and five assists in a span of 14 matches across multiple competitions. Following a short period of rest and recovery, along with the potential inclusion of Luis Suarez in their lineup, the Miami squad is poised to make strides towards more substantial accomplishments in the forthcoming year of 2024.