Argentina, Inter Miami star Lionel Messi named 2023 Time Athlete of the Year

Lionel Messi, the soccer icon who made one of the most impactful moves in the history of the sport in America by signing with Inter Miami of the MLS last summer, has been named 2023 TIME Magazine Athlete of the Year. “For reasons that have been bandied around for decades… the United States, the world’s … Read more

Cristiano Ronaldo walks off to ‘Messi’ chants as his team loses 3-0 in Riyadh derby

Cristiano Ronaldo walked off the field with the gleeful chants of “Messi, Messi, Messi!” ringing in his ears from delighted Al-Hilal fans who had just watched their Saudi Pro League team beat the Portugal superstar’s Al-Nassr 3-0 in the Riyadh Derby on Friday. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner may have finished on the losing team … Read more

Mbappé has reached 300 career goals faster than Messi or Ronaldo. His France elders are impressed.

Kylian Mbappé has scored 300 career goals faster than Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Former France great Thierry Henry has nothing but admiration and Jean-Pierre Papin — the 1991 Ballon d’Or winner — believes the best is yet to come. Mbappé achieved the feat over the weekend in a 14-0 rout of Gibraltar at the … Read more

Future Inter Miami teammates Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez to face off in World Cup qualifying

Lionel Messi and Luiz Suárez, close friends, former teammates at Barcelona and future teammates at Inter Miami, will renew their on-the-field rivalry on Thursday in World Cup qualifying. Messi, who appears to have recovered from a muscle injury in his leg, led Argentina to its third World Cup title last year and has his team … Read more

Lionel Messi, Inter Miami look to reach higher heights in Year 2

Lionel Messi was at a youth soccer tournament in southwest Florida this weekend, watching his son play. He was trying to be just a normal soccer dad. Of course, there is no such thing as normal when talking about the best player in the world. Everyone gets mesmerized by his presence. Even, as it turns … Read more

Lionel Messi took MLS by storm in 2023. What can the GOAT do for an encore in 2024?

Doug McIntyre Soccer Journalist The MLS Cup playoffs kicked off Wednesday with Lionel Messi’s Inter Miami no where in sight, his Herons having been eliminated from postseason contention weeks ago. No matter. Whatever team ends up posing for pictures following the Dec. 9 championship match, the story of Major League Soccer’s 2023 season is all … Read more

Neymar injured as Brazil lose to Uruguay; Messi scores two in Argentina win | Football News

Neymar clutched his left knee and left the ground in tears as Brazil lost their World Cup qualifying match to Uruguay. Brazil took two serious blows in their World Cup qualifying match against Uruguay, as they lost 2-0 and then saw their star forward Neymar leave the Centenario stadium in Montevideo in tears following an … Read more

Lionel Messi scores two vs. Peru, sets new CONMEBOL goal-scoring record

Lionel Messi increased his total to 106 goals in 178 international appearances, moving within two of Iran’s Ali Daei for second on the career list behind Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo at 127. The defending World Cup champion never faced risks at Lima’s National Stadium against a Peruvian team that has yet to score in four qualifying … Read more

Lionel Messi a doubtful starter for Argentina in World Cup qualifying matches

Lionel Messi is again a doubtful starter for Argentina in the next World Cup qualifying match against Paraguay. The Argentina captain scored in the opening 1-0 win over Ecuador but skipped the 3-0 win at Bolivia last month because of muscular pains that have also sidelined him from several matches for Inter Miami in the … Read more