Former Major League Soccer players Calen Carr, Bradley Wright-Phillips, Pavel Pardo and Sacha Kljestan have predicted the League Cup final between Nashville SC and Inter Miami’s Lionel Messi.
Former Houston Dynamo forward Calen Carr predicted Inter Miami to beat Nashville 3-1. The former striker pointed out that the Herons had netted first in all but one of their six League Cup matches. He added that the presence of Lionel Messi will also serve well alongside Gerard Martin.
“Nashville gives up possession and Miami has scored the first goal in all but one of their six League Cup games (21 goals in total). Also, it’s Messi in the final – not sure I need the stats to back that up. 3-1 Miami” Calen Carr told MLSsoccer.
Bradley Wright-Phillips, meanwhile, reckons Nashville is Inter Miami’s toughest opponent since Messi’s arrival. The former MLS striker still expects the Herons to emerge victorious, predicting a 3-2 win for them.
“This will be Messi’s toughest test since coming to MLS, but Miami will win 3-2 in an incredible final. 3-2 Miami,” Wright-Phillips said.
Pavel Pardo acknowledged Nashville’s quality, especially in attack, but said Messi in the final is a force to be reckoned with. Not only did he tip Inter Miami to win 3-2, but he also backed the Argentine icon to pull it off. He said:
“Nashville was flying, especially when Hany Mukhtar and Sam Surridge formed a new partnership in attack. But we are talking about Lionel Messi in the final. He gets two for Inter Miami, who added a third from Josef Martínez for the first club – Ever trophy. 3-2 Miami.”
Lionel Messi has scored nine goals and provided one assist in six matches so far (all in the League Cup) for Inter Miami. He will be determined to add to his tally and lead the club to glory in the finals against Nashville.
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