(CNN Spanish) – The arrival of Lionel Messi revolutionized the sport of the United States. Major League Soccer (MLS) is assimilating the tsunami that having the iconic footballer in its league means.
After the giant wave of repercussion that does not stop, it was time for the game itself and the supercrack from Rosario more than returned everything generated.
Now in the round of 32 of the Leagues Cup, which brings together 47 MLS teams (United States and Canada), adding teams from Mexico, Inter Miami will face Orlando City this Wednesday in the Florida classic, then after this team defeated Santos Laguna of Mexico 3-2. Inter’s neighbors have the goalkeeper of the Peruvian team Pedro Gallese and the also Peruvian Wilder Cabrera (formerly Godoy Cruz de Mendoza), who scored the winning goal against Santos Laguna.
In MLS, Los Leones are in fifth position with 37 points, 14 points behind Cincinatti, which is the leader with 51 points. In the same contest, those of Inter Miami are in the last position with 18 points.
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This “classic of the sun” is a direct elimination game, and will once again have Lionel Messi and Sergi Busquet from the start, who, as was supposed, have given the team a substantial change. In a movie ending, in his debut coming on from the substitute bench in the second half, Messi scored a great goal from a free kick at the close of the duel against Cruz Azul. The second game against Atlanta United, already as a starter, he was the stellar figure scoring two goals, one assist, and above all with his magnetism raising the thickness of a team that definitely changed the face. It was believed a duel of great parity, but the 4-0 highlighted the change in physiognomy, mood and character of the interista team.
The garzas added phenomenal Spanish midfielder Sergi Busquet, Argentine Facundo Farias from Colón de Santa Fe, and this week introduced Jordi Alba, another former FC Barcelona. The franchise that has David Beckman as its visible face is forming a squad with more soccer filming and dreams of positioning itself at the top of competitions such as MLS itself, the Open Cup (it is in the semifinals, in which it will face Cincinnati) , and this Leagues Cup.
The Colombian DT of Orlando City, Óscar Pareja, spoke about what it means to face a rival that has a soccer player who has injected an adrenaline rush into soccer in the United States. “It’s been 12 years since nobody can stop Messi. We take into account that we are going to play with our rival from the state, but also with the tension that Leo (Messi) generated in the atmosphere of soccer in the United States, ”he said in an interview with the Télam agency.
In history they played 11 games. Five were victories for Orlando City and three for Inter Miami. They equalized three times.
Possible formation of Inter Miami
Headlines: Drake Callender; Deandre Yedlin, Serhiy Kryvtsov, Kamal Miller, Noah Allen; Dixon Arroyo, Sergio Busquets, Benjamin Cremaschi; Lionel Messi, Josef Martinez, Robert Taylor. DT: Gerardo Martino
Possible formation of Orlando City
Headlines: Pedro Gallese; Kyle Smith, Antonio Carlos, Robin Jansson, Rafael Santos; Cesar Araujo, Wilder Cartagena; Facundo Torres, Mauricio Pereira, Ivan Angulo; Duncan McGuire. DT: Oscar Couple