Lionel Messi was voted as the best player in the world on Monday winning his eighth Ballon d’Or award. A new thing fans got to see is a Messi rings photo with the Inter Miami star having specially made rings for each of his Ballon d’Or wins.
The 36-year-old Argentine and adidas teamed up to make the iconic photo happen as it’s a nod to the legendary basketball star Bill Russell who passed away last year.
Russell won eight consecutive championships from 1959 to 1966 and took a historic photo wearing all the championship rings.
Some Major League Soccer fans weren’t pleased to hear the news that Lionel Messi was one of three finalists for the MLS Newcomer of the Year award. While the Argentine World Cup winner dominated headlines, he only made six MLS appearances.
Messi joins Atlanta United striker Giorgos Giakoumakis and St. Louis City midfielder Eduard Löwen as the finalists for the newcomer award.
Here’s a brief overview of the three players’ MLS stats this season.
Scanning or unbothered? Viral clip shows Lionel Messi walking for 5 minutes straight in loss vs. Charlotte FC
Lionel Messi wasn’t at his usual best in Inter Miami’s last MLS game of the season and fans on social media have found clips of the No. 10 throughout the game that show he might’ve not been amused of playing while already being eliminated from playoff contention.
Viral clip shows Messi walking around the pitch vs. Charlotte FC
Inter Miami travelled to North Carolina this past weekend ahead of the last match of their 2023 MLS Season against Charlotte FC. The closure to a historic season.
The name and logo for San Diego’s new Major League Soccer team were leaked and it’s the worst we’ve ever seen.
San Diego’s ownership group paid a staggering record expansion fee of $500 million to become the 30th team in the league. Imagine dropping half a billion dollars for a crest and logo that looks — and pardon my French — this dogshit.
TORONTO — Michael Bradley, one of the most capped players in the history of the U.S. men's team and an all-time great for Toronto FC, will retire as a professional after the 2023 Major League Soccer (MLS) season, the club said on Tuesday.
Bradley joined Toronto in 2014 and the long-time captain was a key player in the club's treble-winning season in 2017 when the Reds captured the MLS Cup, Supporters' Shield, and Canadian Championship.
Forbes’ latest report of the highest paid soccer players 2023 reveals that Cristiano Ronaldo has skyrocketed to reclaim No. 1 on the list. Forbes accounts for players’ salaries and off-field income.
Major League Soccer and Mexican players have been synonymous with each other since the beginning of time and 2023 is not the exception.
Throughout history, multiple renowned Mexican players have graced the fields of Major League Soccer. Arriving as homeland legends, as former European stars with much left in the tank or whatever the case may be, players from México have always managed to deliver in the United States.
Will Messi play vs Paraguay?
Argentina captain Lionel Messi is still a doubt for the World Cup qualifier against Paraguay, coach Lionel Scaloni said on Wednesday.
Messi was included in the world champions' squad despite being sidelined by the muscle problem he sustained last month which has kept him out of action for his U.S. side Inter Miami.
Scaloni said the 36-year-old forward had been training well ahead of the match on Thursday.
Time almost has run out for Inter Miami to qualify for the MLS Cup Playoffs, so all eyes will turn to Lionel Messi when the club hosts FC Cincinnati on Saturday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Will Messi return to the pitch this evening? Signs look good, but nothing is confirmed so far.
Messi aggravated a scar tissue injury in his leg on Sept. 7 when playing for Argentina in a World Cup qualifying match. He tried to play in Miami's win over Toronto FC on Sept. 20 but exited after 37 minutes and hasn't played since.