As the big unveiling draws ever closer with each passing day, the city of Miami is preparing to usher in the era of Lionel Messi.
The deal, unique in its structure, raises interesting questions about revenue splits for superstar athletes and the cascading impact on media rights negotiations.
Lionel Messi landed in Ft. Lauderdale on Tuesday in preparation for an unveiling ceremony to be hosted by his new MLS club, Inter Miami, on Sunday.
The world's biggest clubs are equipped to play every three days, but that kind of workload is wreaking havoc on MLS' notoriously top-heavy teams.
Aside from one weird season in Paris, Lionel Messi has consistently been scoring and creating goals more than anyone else in world soccer. How will he perform in Major League Soccer once he joins Inter Miami?
Two weeks ago, Philadelphia looked totally, completely back to its best. The Union have since lost two in a row to sink in our MLS Power Rankings.
Title-winning Tigers Paul Skenes and Dylan Crews become the latest duo to join a stacked list of recent teammates drafted in the top 10.
Yeimar Gomez Andrade scored in second-half stoppage time as the Seattle Sounders rallied for a 3-2 victory against the host Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night in the 150th all-time meeting between the teams.
Cristian Espinoza and Denis Bouanga each scored for their sides in the first half, and the 10-man San Jose Earthquakes held on for a 1-1 draw against host Los Angeles FC on Saturday.
Tyler Boyd and Riqui Puig scored goals and the Los Angeles Galaxy continued their dominance of the Philadelphia Union with a 3-1 victory on Saturday night at Carson, Calif.
Braian Galvan converted from the penalty spot for his first goal since 2021, and the Colorado Rapids snapped a nine-match winless streak by rallying for a 2-1 victory over FC Dallas on Saturday night in Commerce City, Colo.
Cristian "Chicho" Arango scored a first-half goal in his debut to lead Real Salt Lake to a 4-0 victory over Orlando City SC on Saturday night in Sandy, Utah.
Taxiarchis Fountas scored a goal and followed with an assist on Nigel Robertha's equalizer to help D.C. United earn a 2-2 draw with Inter Miami.
Ivan Franco scored eight minutes into second-half stoppage time to lift the Houston Dynamo to a rousing 2-2 draw with visiting Sporting Kansas City on Saturday.
Fabian Herbers scored in the 34th minute, and host Chicago Fire held off charging Nashville SC to win 1-0 on Saturday night.
Sebastian Driussi scored two goals and had an assist to lead Austin FC to its third road victory of the season, 4-1 over Minnesota United on Saturday night in Saint Paul, Minn.
Sean Zawadzki scored in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time as the short-handed Columbus Crew rallied for a 1-1 draw against visiting New York City FC on Saturday night.
Brooks Lennon's goal in the 54th minute lifted visiting Atlanta United to a 1-0 win over CF Montreal on Saturday.
Wikelman Carmona scored the tiebreaking goal in the 85th minute as the host New York Red Bulls earned a crucial 2-1 victory over the New England Revolution on Saturday night in Harrison, N.J.