🌴 The Herons End Season On A Low Note

+ Josef Martinez to leave team

photo courtesy Inter Miami CF

LAST MATCH: Miami 0 - Charlotte 1

NEXT MATCH: vs. Quingdao Hainiu FC, November 5th

Good morning! Inter Miami ended their historic 2023 with a 1-0 loss away to Charlotte FC.

In other news, Tata Martino confirmed that Josef Martinez will leave the team, seemingly paving the way for Luis Suarez to join the club.

In the email today:

  1. πŸ˜” Miami End Season With Loss

  2. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΎΒ Josef Leaves, Suarez Incoming?

  3. 🐐 Post Of The Day: Messi Recaps 2023 Season

  4. πŸ“ŠPoll: πŸ‘‘Β Josef Leaves?

  5. πŸ”—Β Link RoundupΒ 

1) πŸ˜” Miami End Season With Loss

Inter Miami capped off their 2023 with a loss away at Charlotte FC.

In a match that was more for tactical tinkering, Tata Martino rolled out his team in a 4-3-3 that didn’t quite work out.

Charlotte dominated in attack early, with Miami struggling to create chances. Messi also returned to the starting XI for the first time since the Heron’s 4-0 win over Toronto FC in late September.

All in all, the team looked sluggish and ready for the off-season. Though 2023 ended bitter-sweetly, the squad is anxiously awaiting 2024.

  • The Herons failed to play spoiler.

  • Messi returned to the lineup for the first time since late September.

  • Miami will rest up before heading to China in early November.

Our take: Miami looked ready for the season to end. As they look towards 2024, the team will have a better chance of challenging for MLS Cup.

2) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Ύ Josef Leaves, Suarez Incoming?

Josef Martinez is set to leave the team at the end of the season, according to Tata Martino.

After Miami’s loss, the manager confirmed that the former Atlanta United striker is set to leave the team in the winter transfer window.

Martinez will leave Miami with a lot of unfulfilled promises. With the team shifting focus to 2024, expect a certain Uruguayan forward to join the squad.

  • Martinez set to leave the team.

  • This paves the way for Luis Suarez to join in the winter.

  • Miami will look to replace Martinez with the Uruguayan.

Our take: While it didn’t work out for Martinez in Miami, the team will more than likely replace his services with Suarez.

3) 🐐 Post Of The Day: Messi Recaps 2023 Season

4) πŸ“Š Poll: πŸ‘‘ El Rey Leaves

Is Letting Josef Go A Bad Idea?

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5) πŸ”— Link Roundup:

  • 😞 The San Diego Loyal play one last game before making way for MLS’ new franchise.

  • ⚽ MLS Playoff scheduling is a working out swell!

  • 🏎️ In Formula One, Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc were disqualified from the United States Grand Prix due to technical irregularities.

The newsletter today was written by: Alex Windley @aaw_1998

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