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The GOAT is in the stadium.
World Cup champ Lionel Messi made his Inter Miami debut Friday, as his new MLS team faced off against Cruz Azul in the 2023 Leagues Cup. The annual CONCACAF event pits teams from Major League Soccer against teams from Mexico’s Liga MX in an inter-continental face off, and you couldn’t have scripted a better finish to Messi’s first match, with “La Pulga” scoring the game-winning goal in injury time.
Now, Messi and Inter Miami CF are set for their next Leagues Cup opponent, with Miami taking on Atlanta United FC Tuesday night in Florida. Here’s where to find a livestream to watch Messi online for free.
Where to Watch Messi Inter Miami vs. Atlanta FC Live Online
Messi’s next Inter Miami game is Miami CF vs. Atlanta United FC on Tuesday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT. Get tickets to see Messi play at VividSeats.com.
You can watch Messi’s game online through Apple TV+. The streaming service’s MLS Season Pass gets you a livestream of Inter Miami vs. Atlanta, and access to all the other Leagues Cup matches online free without cable.
Regularly $99, get the MLS Season Pass for 50% off right now on AppleTV.com. The deal brings the price down to $49 (it’s just $39 for existing Apple TV+ subscribers).
Want to watch a Spanish-language feed of Messi’s Inter Miami games? Use fuboTV, which will carry the Spanish language feed on TUDN. You can get a 7-day free trial to fuboTV here to stream Messi’s MLS games live on TUDN for free.
When Is Leagues Cup 2023?
The 2023 Leagues Cup kicked off on July 21 and runs through August 19, with teams playing this year in locations across the U.S. and Canada.
Leagues Cup 2023 Teams, Matches
This year’s Leagues Cup competition features all 47 clubs from the two leagues for the first time in history. There are 29 squads from MLS and 18 teams from Liga MX. The group stage runs from July 21-31, with the top teams advancing to the knockout stage. As the champions of their respective leagues in 2022, LAFC and C.F. Pachuca received first-round byes and advance straight to the knockout round.
After hoisting the World Cup trophy for Argentina in 2022, Messi joins the Inter Miami team in the middle of their current season, following his exit from Paris Saint-Germain. Reports say the soccer star’s deal was worth upwards of $150 million. Messi will also reportedly receive an ownership stake in the club as part of his contract.
To celebrate Messi’s North American debut, fans can order Messi’s soccer jerseys online now at Fanatics.com. This is an official Messi Inter Miami CF jersey from Adidas, and the jersey is available in pink or black. The new Messi jerseys are moving quickly so we recommend adding to cart now.
Champs Sports is also launching two Adidas Messi t-shirts in celebration of his debut game. The “Messi N&N Tee” features Messi’s name and number 10 on the back. The T-shirt is available in a white and pink colorway, inspired by the city of Miami.
This is the third edition of the Leagues Cup, which first launched in 2019. Watch Lionel Messi and the 2023 Leagues Cup soccer tournament online free with Apple TV+ MLS Season Pass. See more details on AppleTV.com.