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Inter Miami, the MLS club associated with Lionel Messi, is set to face a national team and a renowned club from Argentina in their upcoming matches.
These games are part of the preparations for the new MLS season, where Messi and his team aim to make a strong comeback after a disappointing previous season.
Inter Miami is scheduled to play against the national team of El Salvador in a week, marking a significant test in their pre-season preparations. Additionally, a match against the Argentine giant River Plate is being planned, although the date for this encounter is yet to be confirmed.
River Plate, also preparing for their season, will be in the United States for their pre-season. They are set to play their first match in Dallas against the Mexican team Guadalajara in five days. This visit by River Plate sets the stage for a potential high-profile match against Inter Miami.
Lionel Messi has faced River Plate once before, defeating the Argentine club in the 2015 FIFA Club World Cup final. Messi scored one of the goals in Barcelona's 3-0 victory, with Luis Suarez netting the other two. The upcoming match could see Messi and Suarez, likely to be teammates at Inter Miami, reunite on the field against River Plate.
After a lackluster performance in the previous MLS season, where they finished near the bottom of the Eastern Conference, Inter Miami is looking to revitalize their squad. The upcoming matches against El Salvador and River Plate will be crucial in building momentum and testing the team's readiness for the new season.
These matches not only serve as vital preparation for Inter Miami but also highlight the growing global interest in MLS and its teams. The involvement of star players like Messi and Suarez brings an added level of excitement and attention to the league, showcasing its rising status in the world of football.