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How to watch Lionel Messi play his first game for the Inter Miami CF tonight

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In June 2023, soccer fans were stunned by the announcement that superstar player Lionel Messi would be joining the Club Internacional de Fútbol Miami, more commonly known as the Inter Miami CF. It's been reported that the Major League Soccer organization hopes that Messi's presence will help increase viewership and ticket sales. The home stadium of Inter Miami (the DRV PNK Stadium) has even completed upgrades in anticipation of his first game tonight on Friday, July 21 -- just in time for the Leagues Cup to begin.

If you want to watch Messi get into the signature Miami pink and black uniform and play his first-ever MLS game tonight, good news: you can, all thanks to Apple TV's MLS Season Pass. There's still time to buy the pass -- and at a discount!

Best way to stream every MLS game (including Messi's)

The MLS Season Pass from Apple TV is a new streaming platform that lets you watch "every live MLS regular-season match, the entire Audi MLS Cup Playoffs and Leagues Cup all in one place, with consistent match times and no blackouts," per Apple. Obviously, it's a must for any soccer fan, Messi or no Messi.

Apple has gone all in on the Messi excitement by slashing prices during the midseason so you won't miss the action starting tonight on July 21. You can catch the rest of the 2023 MLS season for just $39, or $13 per month. It's normally $99 for an annual pass or just $15 a month. (Just remember that at the beginning of the 2024 season, the MLS Season Pass will renew at the regular asking price unless you cancel before then.)

Apple TV's MLS Season Pass is the only place that you can catch MLS soccer games with English coverage, including Lionel Messi playing on Inter Miami CF.

Inter Miami CF 2023 season schedule

Don't miss a single moment of Lionel Messi playing for Inter Miami CF. Watch every single game with an MLS Season Pass from Apple TV.

Schedule for Inter Miami games featuring Lionel Messi (all games start at 7:30 p.m. EDT)

  • July 21: *Leagues Cup: Inter Miami vs. Cruz Azul (Home)
  • July 25: *Leagues Cup: Inter Miami vs. Atlanta United (Home)
  • August 20: Inter Miami vs. Charlotte FC (Home)
  • August 26: New York Red Bulls vs. Inter Miami (Away)
  • August 30: Inter Miami vs. Nashville SC (Home)
  • September 30: Los Angeles FC vs. Inter Miami (Away)
  • September 9: Inter Miami vs. Sporting Kansas City (Home)
  • September 16: Atlanta United FC vs. Inter Miami (Away)
  • September 20: Inter Miami vs. Toronto FC (Home)
  • September 24: Orlando City SC vs. Inter Miami (Away)
  • September 30: Inter Miami vs. New York City FC (Home)
  • October 4: Chicago Fire FC vs. Inter Miami (Away)
  • October 7: Inter Miami vs. FC Cincinnati (Home)
  • October 21: Charlotte FC vs. Inter Miami (Away)

*The Leagues Cup will run from July 21 to August 19, and each team follows the World Cup format (two games per team) with more games possible if the team advances to the knockout rounds.

Watch Messi play in U.S. soccer with a MLS Season Pass through Apple TV, $39

Watch Inter Miami CF games in Spanish

Fubo TV

FuboTV is a sports-centric streaming service that has live TV events for almost every sport imaginable, including international ones, plus over 100 other channels. You can stream Lionel Messi's games on Inter Miami CF in Spanish on TUDN, which is available on Fubo TV's Latino plan for only $25 a month. The pricier plans include even more channels and sporting events.

Did we mention that they give you 1,000 hours of DVR space as well? Get a free seven-day trial by signing up here.

FuboTV Latino, starting at $25 a month

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