In a significant setback for David Beckham’s Inter Miami, Argentine star Lionel Messi might be sitting out on practically half a dozen matches within the upcoming season of Main League Soccer (MLS).
Messi won’t participate in at the very least seven matches within the MLS season set to kick off in February subsequent 12 months.
The star footballer’s absence stems from his commitments with the Argentina nationwide workforce all through 2024.
The Copa America is scheduled for this summer time, spanning June and July, the place Messi goals to help Argentina in securing one other main title following their World Cup triumph in 2022.
Consequently, he’ll miss at the very least 5 MLS video games for Miami throughout the event, spanning from June 15 to July 6, together with matches towards Philadelphia Union, Columbus Crew, Nashville SC, Charlotte FC, and FC Cincinnati, reported mirror.co.uk.
Messi, alongside Argentina, will compete in three group video games towards Chile, Peru, and one other workforce but to qualify. The Copa America closing is about for July 14, merely three days earlier than Miami hosts Toronto on the DRV PNK Stadium in MLS.
Moreover, there is a risk of him lacking two early-season video games for Miami in March, coinciding with a FIFA worldwide break. The precise matches Argentina will play throughout this era are but to be confirmed.
If Argentina participates in these friendlies in March, Messi would miss two extra MLS matches for Miami towards DC United on March 16 and New York Pink Bulls on March 23.