This loss secured Charlotte’s spot in the MLS playoffs. The game took place on October 21, 2023, at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium, drawing a crowd of 66,101 in the 74,000-seat stadium.
Messi, a seven-time Ballon d’Or winner and the former captain who led Argentina to the 2022 World Cup victory, was the center of attention, with many fans sporting “Messi 10” jerseys.
Despite the game being of no consequence for Miami, who had already been eliminated from playoff contention, Messi played the full duration.
He managed three shots on goal and had two significant scoring opportunities. Unfortunately, his goal in the 49th minute was disallowed due to an offside call, and in the 62nd minute, his shot hit the crossbar.
During Lionel Messi inter Miami mls, the renowned player scored 11 goals in 14 matches for Miami. The team’s performance declined in the final stretch of the season, with six consecutive league matches without a win (three losses and three draws).
Since his arrival at the team in mid-July, Miami had four wins, four losses, and four draws in the league.
After scoring two goals for Argentina in a World Cup qualifying match against Peru, Messi didn’t participate in a makeup game against Charlotte.
He chose not to speak to the media after the match, with his only media appearance during his half-season with the team being on August 17.