Lionel Messi

Meet the Herons — Messi's ragtag crew of teammates at Inter Miami

Have you ever wanted to watch the story of Space Jam play out in real life? You know, Michael Jordan getting recruited to elevate the play of a motley assembled group of enthusiastic but extremely limited characters?

That's the narrative viewers worldwide are about to experience on Apple TV's MLS Season Pass as Lionel Messi joins Inter Miami — 27th-place in a 29-team league — at the halfway stage of the campaign. 

Messi says no to 2026 World Cup — he's fully focused on Inter Miami

Inter Miami took to the pitch Saturday against New England at Gillette Stadium with Lionel Messi nearly 7,000 miles away in Beijing — no matter, the Revs still drew a season-high crowd of 36,235 just looking to get a glimpse of the (awful) visiting team that now houses the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner.

Golazos galore and Messi's new team is really bad: 5 takeaways from MLS Matchday 18

Imagine Lionel Messi, getting ready to play with his national team after another grueling yet fruitful season. He’s just come off a legacy-defining World Cup and a Ligue 1 title before shocking the world as he announced his intentions to leave Paris Saint-Germain to join Major League Soccer. 

'David Beckham learned English for us' says FOX News when talking about Messi joining MLS

FOX’s Brian Kilmeade is the winner for the most monumentally stupid take on Lionel Messi coming to Inter Miami. The “Fox & Friends” host said he had one big concern about the Argentine coming to the United States. It wasn’t anything to do on the field, it was that Messi speaks Spanish and not English.

“The only thing I’m worried about is that he doesn’t speak English and I want to see him and sit down to talk,” Kilmeade said.

First off, Spanish is the second-most spoken language in the U.S. and is spoken by most people in Miami. 

Lionel Messi gets insane welcome in Beijing ahead of Argentina friendly match

BEIJING/SHANGHAI — Argentine superstar Lionel Messi arrived in Beijing on Saturday for a friendly match before leaving a storied European career to join Major League Soccer side Inter Miami as a free agent.

Inter Miami gets over FIVE MILLION new followers on Instagram after Lionel Messi announcement

If you are not a soccer fan and you are trying to figure out how big this Lionel Messi to Inter Miami thing is, here is some impressive piece of data: The club's Instagram number of followers has gone from 900,000 people on Wednesday morning – when the first reports of the deal started to appear online – to over six million on Thursday afternoon. 

That's more than FIVE MILLION new fans in about 30 hours.

We took a screenshot at 1:46 p.m. ET, about an hour before Messi confirmed the news and the count was 1.6M. On Thursday, 5:54 p.m. ET, the number was already at 6M.

Five players who could join Lionel Messi at Inter Miami

Lionel Messi is in the bag. Oh, yeah! Inter Miami defeated FC Barcelona and a colossal offer from Saudi Arabia to snatch the Argentine star in a move labeled as a new dawn for MLS.

However, business is not over. Several reports say Messi will not be the only top-tier player arriving in Florida. In fact, at least five other names are being linked to Inter Miami to help him in this adventure. And all of them are good friends of the Rosario native. 

Lionel Messi confirms he’s coming to Major League Soccer and explains his decision

Major League Soccer completed its biggest transfer in history on Wednesday when Lionel Messi confirmed that he will leave Paris Saint-Germain to join Inter Miami.

Cruz Azul podría ser el rival de Lionel Messi en su debut con el Inter Miami

A la espera de la confirmación oficial-oficial, la llegada de Lionel Messi a la MLS parece estar cocinada. De acuerdo a varios reportes, el argentino descartó un last dance con el Barcelona y una colosal propuesta de $1,2 billones de dólares del fútbol árabe para jugar en el Inter Miami.

We got him! Messi has decided to join Major League Soccer – reports


Well, that is if we believe the report of Guillem Balague. Who's that guy? A BBC and CBS collaborator who also happens to be Messi's biographer.