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- ⚽ Messi Nearly Scores Olimpico In Argentina Win
⚽ Messi Nearly Scores Olimpico In Argentina Win
+ Injured players who could've made an impact
LAST MATCH: Miami 0 - Cincinnati 1
NEXT MATCH: vs. Charlotte FC, Wednesday, October 18th, 8:00 PM EST
WHERE TO WATCH: MLS Season Pass on Apple TV
Good morning! Messi played about 37 minutes against Paraguay yesterday and looked like his usual self.
That bodes well for Inter Miami and their last two games of the season.
In the email today:
1) 🇦🇷 Messi Nearly Scores For La Albiceleste
Messi returned to the field for Argentina in their 1-0 win over Paraguay. The World Cup winner played about 37 minutes as he continues to work his way back to full fitness.
He had some nice moments of interplay with Inter Milan forward Lautaro Martinez and looked solid going forward.
Messi looked good in his return for Argentina.
Although he only played 37 minutes, the 36-year-old played well.
Miami will end the season playing Charlotte FC twice. Once on October 18th and again on October 21st.
Our take: Returning from a leg injury takes time and Messi is showing that his recovery is going well. It still remains to be seen if he’ll play in Miami’s last two matches of the year, however.
2) 🤕 Injured Players That Could’ve Made An Impact With Messi
As the season comes to a close, I can’t help but wonder about which players could’ve made an impact during Miami’s new era.
For starters, Gregore would’ve been a huge addition had he not gotten injured early in the season. His defensive anticipation, determination, and physical toughness would’ve been ideal next to Busquets.
Another player that would’ve been great is Franco Negri. Before he tore his ACL, the left-back was one of Miami’s most dangerous attacking players.
With Jordi Alba’s semi-long-term injury, having Negri on as a backup would’ve given Miami a different dynamic on the wings.
Jean Mota and Coco Jean would also be players that qualify for this list.
Inter Miami were hampered by injuries early in the season.
The team is hoping that they can be back fit in time for next year.
Our take: While the Herons made do with what they already had, I can’t help but think that Gregore and Negri especially would’ve made a big impact on the team.
3) 🤢 Messi Responds To Being Spat On…
🚨🗣 Lionel Messi: "Sanabria (Paraguay player)? They told me in the locker room that someone spat on me. The truth is that I don't even know who that boy is. I prefer not to talk, otherwise he's going to go out and talk everywhere and will be known."
— Roy Nemer (@RoyNemer)
Oct 13, 2023
4) 📊 Poll: Closing Time…
Do You Think Messi Will Play In Miami's Last Two Games?
Have additional thoughts? Reply directly to this email to comment, and see if we include your response tomorrow.
Results from our last poll Would You Liked To Have Seen Messi Back At Barça?
The overwhelming majority of you voted, NO.
5) 🔗 Link Roundup:
👶 Benjamin Cremaschi, Facundo Farias, and Diego Gomez make MLS’ 22 under 22 list, showcasing the best young talent under the age of 22.
💰 Philadelphia Union captain and South Florida native Alejandro Bedoya is set to leave the club in the off-season.
👩Taylor Swift, once again, showed up to support Travis Kelce as the Chiefs beat the Denver Broncos.
The newsletter today was written by: Alex Windley @aaw_1998
Thanks for reading!