Having a World Cup winner on board is a huge boost for soccer in the United States as the sport trails in popularity behind the other major North American men’s professional leagues.
Messi will be officially unveiled on Sunday at an entertaining event with fans at DRV PNK Stadium. An official press conference is scheduled for Monday, owned by Messi and Miami.
“We are thrilled that the greatest player in the world has chosen Inter Miami and the MLS league, and his decision is a testament to the momentum and energy behind our North American league and sport,” said MLS Commissioner Don Garber.
“We have no doubt that Lionel will show the world that MLS can be the league of choice for the best players in the game.”