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Lionel Messi joined Inter Miami last July

Lionel Messi’s move to Inter Miami has handed Major League Soccer a huge boost and LiveScore is the place to be for all the big talking points from the United States. Keep refreshing this page for the latest stories in bite-sized chunks.

Early riser

Inter Miami co-owner David Beckham says he used to arrive at training at 7am just to watch Lionel Messi in the weeks after the Argentine’s arrival.

He told The Times: “It was important for me to enjoy this moment after all the hard work.

“I wanted to see him [Messi] come in, see him go about everything he does so professionally, setting an example to all the young kids here. He is a superstar, but the most humble superstar. And I just love to watch him train.”

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Miami approach De Gea

David de Gea could be on his way to Inter Miami

David de Gea has reportedly been offered a contract by Inter Miami.

The Spanish goalkeeper is still without a club since leaving Manchester United in the summer.

Though De Gea prefers a return to Spain, The Star say he is considering the chance to link up with Lionel Messi in the Sunshine State.

Read more: De Gea weighing up Inter Miami offer

Mess will play less

Inter Miami manager Gerardo Martino says Lionel Messi has accepted he will play fewer games next year so he can cope with his busy schedule for club and country.

The Herons boss said: “It seems to me that it is something that he has already incorporated, he has accepted. Because not only do we have our competitions but there is also a Copa America in the middle of the year.

“This topic has already been discussed with him [Messi] and [Sergio] Busquets. Their desire is always to be there, to compete and play on all fronts but they know that undoubtedly next year they will not be able to be in every game.”

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Good times

Lionel Messi is confident Inter Miami will challenge for Major League Soccer glory in 2024.

He told supporters: “We are going to continue enjoying and winning titles.

“Today I have no doubt, as I didn’t at the beginning, and much less now, that next year is going to be a lot better.”

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Never say Neville again

Phil Neville has been confirmed as the new head coach of Portland Timbers ahead of the 2024 Major League Soccer season.

The 46-year-old is relishing the prospect of returning to the competition five months after his departure from Inter Miami.

Neville will have to work hard to win over some sections of Portland’s fanbase, who protested his prospective appointment.

Phil Neville will take charge of Portland Timbers next season

Source: LiveScore