Latest Lionel Messi News

Vancouver Whitecaps tell fans Lionel Messi is not expected to play when Inter Miami visits Saturday

May. 23, 2024 22:08 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Vancouver Whitecaps informed fans on Thursday that superstar Lionel Messi is not expected to play when Inter Miami visits Vancouver on Saturday. Miami has not issued any statements about the availability of Messi or his teammates Luis Suarez...

Messi held scoreless but Inter Miami extends unbeaten string with 1-0 win over DC United

May. 18, 2024 23:28 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Lionel Messi was kept off the scoresheet for the second consecutive match, but Inter Miami extended its unbeaten string with a 1-0 win over DC United on Saturday night. Leo Campana scored four minutes into second half stoppage time as Miami, 6-0-3 since...

Messi in starting lineup for Inter Miami's match against DC United

May. 18, 2024 19:23 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Lionel Messi returned to the starting lineup for Inter Miami’s match against DC United on Saturday after missing the club’s previous game because of knee soreness. The Argentine star forward didn’t play in Inter Miami scoreless...

Messi napkin that sealed Barcelona move sells for $965,000 at auction

May. 17, 2024 09:21 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The famous napkin that linked a young Lionel Messi to Barcelona sold for 762,400 pounds ($965,000) on Friday, British auction house Bonhams said. An agreement in principle to sign the-then 13-year-old Messi was written on the napkin almost 25 years ago at a Barcelona...

Messi's $20.4 million compensation with Miami exceeds all but 3 other MLS teams

May. 16, 2024 17:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lionel Messi’s annualized pay from his Major League Soccer contract with Inter Miami is just over $20.4 million in his first full season, exceeding the payrolls of all but three other teams in the league. Messi joined Inter Miami last summer and has a base salary...

Inter Miami's five-game winning streak ends after a scoreless draw with Orlando

May. 15, 2024 22:13 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Drake Callender made three saves for his second clean sheet of the season and Inter Miami played Orlando to a scoreless draw on Wednesday night. Miami (8-2-4), which has never defeated the Lions in MLS play in Orlando, had its five-game winning streak come to...

Berry scores late, rallies Galaxy to 2-2 draw with Real Salt Lake

May. 12, 2024 01:08 AM EDT

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Miguel Berry scored on the last touch of the match and the Los Angeles Galaxy rallied for a 2-2 draw with Real Salt Lake on Saturday night, overcoming a pair of goals by Cristian “Chicho” Arango. Berry's first goal of the season for the Galaxy (5-2-5) was...

Messi shaken up during Miami-Montreal match, returns after brief absence

May. 11, 2024 20:50 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Lionel Messi and Inter Miami had an injury scare Saturday night. Messi, the eight-time Ballon d'Or winner as the world's best player, briefly left Inter Miami’s match at Montreal late in the first half after evidently having some sort of issue with his left knee....

Champions League: Bayern and Dortmund could stop Mbappe's showdown with Real Madrid

May. 05, 2024 07:42 AM EDT

Real Madrid needs fortress Bernabeu to live up to its reputation. Paris Saint-Germain could do with some magic from the departing Kylian Mbappé. Otherwise we could be set for a repeat of the 2013 Champions League final between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, who...

Chicho scores 9th goal of season, Real Salt Lake beats Sporting KC 1-0

May. 04, 2024 23:47 PM EDT

SANDY, Utah (AP) — Cristian “Chicho” Arango scored his ninth goal of the season to help Real Salt Lake beat Sporting Kansas City 1-0 on Saturday night. Chicho is tied with Inter Miami's Lionel Messi for most goals in MLS this season. The 30-year-old striker has scored or...