Inter Miami continue their ferocious push for the MLS playoffs and make the short trip north to meet Atlanta United – but they will do so without Lionel Messi.
Messi was given a well-deserved rest as Argentina ably looked after Bolivia in World Cup qualifying, meaning the 36-year-old didn’t have to strain in the mountainous altitude of La Paz.
However, the trip to Atalanta came too soon and he did not travel to help continue Inter Miami’s run up the Eastern Conference standings, which hit the afterburner. Messi arrived with Inter Miami well off the bottom of the table but has collected 10 points in his last four league games, including a 3-2 win over Sporting KC last time out without the services of Messi or seven other international players. obligation.
While Inter Miami beat Atlanta United 4-0 in the League Cup in Messi’s first start at his new MLS club, tonight’s hosts have produced some good form of their own with seven points from four games against quality opposition since the League Cup ended.
What time does Atlanta United vs Inter Miami kick off?
This MLS match at Mercedes-Benz Stadium kicks off on Saturday, September 16 at 5 p.m. local time in Atlanta.
Atlanta United vs Inter Miami live stream, TV channel
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