Lionel Messi scored in his third straight game for Inter Miami after the start of the Leagues Cup contest against Orlando City on Wednesday night was delayed 95 minutes because of thunderstorms.
After falling behind 1-0 on a Riqui Puig goal in the 16th minute, the Caps cranked up the pressure. It paid off with an own goal in the 81st minute. One minute into stoppage time Brian White scored the winner for the visitors, who eliminated the Galaxy from the Leagues Cup with the comeback victory.
Barcelona president Joan Laporta told ESPN how strange it was to see Lionel Messi in an Inter Miami CF shirt, but says he wishes the forward the best in MLS. Laporta explained that Messi's father wanted him to join a league where he would not feel as much pressure as he faced in Paris or Spain.
A dramatic last-minute comeback from Pumas Unam that tied the match 2-2 and forced a penalty shootout wasn't enough for the visitors as CF Montreal opened their Leagues Cup account, winning 4-2 on penalties and securing an advantage to qualify for the round of 32.