MLS: Lionel Messi will wear captain’s armband for Miami, coach announces


A few days after his absolutely heroic appearance on the scene in the colors of Inter Miami CF, the Argentinian Lionel Messi received a mark of respect from the club’s coach.

Tata Martino announced on Tuesday that Messi will now act as captain of the Florida team.

So,  » The Puga will wear the armband in 24 hours, when Miami take on DC United in a new League Cup clash.

The man who celebrated his 36th birthday last month added a page to his legend last Saturday evening, when he came on as a substitute and delivered Inter with a superb free-kick goal in stoppage time.

The Argentine world champion, a seven-time Ballon d’Or winner as the best player in the world for a given year, joined the club with the fewest points in MLS (18).

Inter Miami CF started the season winning their first two games on the MLS schedule; since then it shows a record of 3-14-3.

Messi’s contract will be for two and a half seasons. The famous No. 10 will receive between 50 and 60 million dollars a year.


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