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OT: Messi joins Miami in MLS
Posted by: DGA35 ()
Date: June 7, 2023 23:48

Don't follow soccer that closely but I see Lionel Messi will be signing with Inter Miami in the MLS. Pretty big news and I'm sure they'll be a huge draw where ever they play, including Vancouver against the Whitecaps. Miami is partly owned by David Beckham. When he joined the LA Galaxy a number of years ago, that was big news.
Many are saying Messi is the GOAT. For those here that follow football/soccer closely, your thoughts?

Re: OT: Messi joins Miami in MLS
Posted by: Fernandobsas ()
Date: June 7, 2023 23:58

I would have liked to see Messi playing a few more years in an important european club like Manchester City or even in PSG.

Being from Argentina i hope he can make it to the next world cup.

Bye
Fernando

Re: OT: Messi joins Miami in MLS
Posted by: Koen ()
Date: June 8, 2023 01:06

Seems like a nice place to retire.

Re: OT: Messi joins Miami in MLS
Posted by: Quique-stone ()
Date: June 8, 2023 07:08

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Koen
Seems like a nice place to retire.

drinking smiley

Re: OT: Messi joins Miami in MLS
Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: June 8, 2023 07:50

Thoughts? His career is winding down. I think he’s earned it. A couple of seasons in the MLS, then retirement.

There were, reportedly, offers from Europe, but nothing he considered suitable.

Re: OT: Messi joins Miami in MLS
Posted by: NilsHolgersson ()
Date: June 8, 2023 09:11

Better to be in Florida than Saudi Arabia right? Now he can visit Disney World with the wife and kids.

Re: OT: Messi joins Miami in MLS
Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: June 8, 2023 10:42

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NilsHolgersson
Better to be in Florida than Saudi Arabia right? Now he can visit Disney World with the wife and kids.

Some were hoping he'd go to Saudi and rekindle his rivalry with Ronaldo. What their respective moves tell us, however, is that their reign is drawing to a close. This is their retirement. Ronaldo bleated on about wanting 'Champions League' football, before realising no-one in that tier wanted him. He realised it was time. Messi, likewise.

Re: OT: Messi joins Miami in MLS
Posted by: Spud ()
Date: June 8, 2023 10:48

If he just still loves playing, fair enough, he's earned an easier ride

...but you'd think he'd got enough money already !

Re: OT: Messi joins Miami in MLS
Posted by: VoodooLounge13 ()
Date: June 8, 2023 20:12

No state income tax in FL, so indeed a great place to retire!

Re: OT: Messi joins Miami in MLS
Posted by: Topi ()
Date: June 9, 2023 10:32



So many questions!

Re: OT: Messi joins Miami in MLS
Posted by: Koen ()
Date: June 9, 2023 13:37

"Is there an AC Miami?" grinning smiley

There is also a "Real Salt Lake" smiling bouncing smiley

Re: OT: Messi joins Miami in MLS
Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: June 9, 2023 15:04

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Koen
"Is there an AC Miami?" grinning smiley

There is also a "Real Salt Lake" smiling bouncing smiley

Well, 'Inter Miami' must go down as one of the stupidest club-names ever. A plastic club, surely? Oh, it's 'Brand Beckham'!

Re: OT: Messi joins Miami in MLS
Posted by: Topi ()
Date: June 9, 2023 15:56

You've also got Atlanta United, D.C. United, Orlando City, hell, even Houston Dynamo!

Re: OT: Messi joins Miami in MLS
Posted by: Koen ()
Date: June 9, 2023 16:13

Completely clueless less about the origins of those names.

Re: OT: Messi joins Miami in MLS
Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: June 9, 2023 16:16

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Koen
Completely clueless less about the origins of those names.

There was quite a but of laughter amongst the British press when Beckham embarked on his Miami project. The name is ludicrous, of course.

Re: OT: Messi joins Miami in MLS
Posted by: Koen ()
Date: June 9, 2023 16:22

Apparently the full name is “Club Internacional de Fútbol Miami”

Re: OT: Messi joins Miami in MLS
Posted by: Topi ()
Date: June 9, 2023 16:37

Oh, in Spanish. That makes perfect sense for Florida.

Re: OT: Messi joins Miami in MLS
Posted by: liddas ()
Date: June 9, 2023 17:01

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Topi
Oh, in Spanish. That makes perfect sense for Florida.

Portuguese, not Spanish

C

Re: OT: Messi joins Miami in MLS
Posted by: Topi ()
Date: June 9, 2023 17:25

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liddas
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Topi
Oh, in Spanish. That makes perfect sense for Florida.

Portuguese, not Spanish

C

No, "fútbol" is Spanish. In Portuguese it would be "futebol". Also, the word "club" would be "clube" in Portuguese.

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Although the name sounds like it is a reference to the Italian Serie A's famous Inter, it is actually a nod to Miami's Spanish-speaking community. The club's full name is Club Internacional de Fútbol Miami.



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Re: OT: Messi joins Miami in MLS
Posted by: NilsHolgersson ()
Date: June 9, 2023 17:31

Do they have dangerous hardcore Inter Miami hooligans?

Re: OT: Messi joins Miami in MLS
Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: June 9, 2023 17:37

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NilsHolgersson
Do they have dangerous hardcore Inter Miami hooligans?

Ha! Actually, I have wondered about the MLS fans and whether hooliganism is an aspect. When briefly living in Toronto, I did attend a Toronto FC match at BMO Field. It was so, so different to an English league match in terms of the fan-environment and atmosphere. Far less tribal and so much more American. Eating hotdogs and pizza, instead of stale burgers and meat pies. You could sit with a large beer, though. That's something you can't do in top-flight English football!

Re: OT: Messi joins Miami in MLS
Posted by: Topi ()
Date: June 9, 2023 18:18

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Big Al
You could sit with a large beer, though. That's something you can't do in top-flight English football!

We need to change this. Maybe Luton Town could be used for the pilot study!

Re: OT: Messi joins Miami in MLS
Posted by: Quique-stone ()
Date: June 10, 2023 09:39

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NilsHolgersson
Do they have dangerous hardcore Inter Miami hooligans?

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