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Messi Saves Inter Miami with Goal

Anthony Calderon
Photo of Inter Miami celebrating after a goal.

In his typical fashion, Inter Miami’s first goal from former FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi came at a moment when his team needed it most. On Sunday, Feb. 25, the LA Galaxy’s first game of the season kicked off against Inter Miami. 

Inter Miami, a club team who has been getting more attention lately due to Messi’s transfer last season, was down 0-1 to the LA Galaxy throughout the game. Messi saved them from their first loss with a sliding left tackle into the goal, forcing a 1-1 tie. 

The goal came after a series of passes with Messi’s longtime teammate Jordi Alba, who had been at FC Barcelona for multiple years with Messi.

Having a good relationship with teammates and coaches produces results, whether that be goals, assists, or wins,” says Mr. Schofield, Millikan’s boys soccer coach. “That is why [Messi] brought some of his friends from Barcelona to go play with him in Miami.”

Earlier in the game, a red card was given to Marco Delgado for a second yellow card offense. This left the LA Galaxy short of a player for the few minutes left in the match.

With a player like that [Messi] you need all the resources to stop him,” says Mr. Schofield. “Having the Galaxy with a player down made it that more difficult to stop him.”

On another note, lots of Messi fans came to the game that day, too. According to Fox News, “A record crowd of 27,642 came to see Messi on Sunday.” This crowd included celebrities like actress and musician Hilary Duff and actor Edward Norton.

We’ll see if Messi will need to swoop in and save the day again at Inter Miami’s next game on Wednesday, April 10 against C.F. Monterrey.

Photo of a soccer ball. (Anthony Calderon)
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    Jesse TorresApr 10, 2024 at 10:05 am

    Messi is the best player in the world, best-left foot in the world and he is a short passion person that can move the ball all around the field.

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    MichaelApr 10, 2024 at 9:28 am

    April 19, 2024

    Dear Corydon Editor,

    On April 8, 2024, Audrey Lozano wrote an article titled “Messi Saves Inter Miami with Goal”. I appreciate how comprehensive and concise this article was. I was immediately interested in it, because of the interesting picture and title. My only suggestion on that would be to restructure the headline to make it slightly more interesting or informative. Perhaps the picture could have also been enhanced, by having a higher quality photo, or one that placed a higher emphasis on Messi. I think it was very cool how the author got an interview from the coach of Millikan’s boys soccer team, as he clearly had some advanced knowledge and input. I also appreciate how well she explained what happened during the match, because although I did know about it, I had not watched it myself. Because of this article though, I now have a clear picture of what went on and why Messi contributed so much.


    Michael Bravo