Since Lionel Messi, Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets joined Inter Miami, they have found a new rhythm and momentum going on to win the Leagues Cup 2023 beating opponents who are placed much higher in the Eastern Conference league table of MLS. Lionel Messi played a big role in that and Inter Miami looked good when they returned to MLS regular season eying a playoff spot. But since the International break in September, Lionel Messi's services were not available for Inter Miami as the star Argentinian suffered from muscle fatigue problems returning early from the break.  He was subbed off in the 37th minute in the match against Toronto FC and since then has not featured in the MLS. To get entire information on Lionel Messi's availability in the US Open Cup Final against Houston Dynamo FC, scroll down. Lionel Messi, Jordi Alba Subbed off Early From Inter Miami’s 4–0 Win Over Toronto FC, To Miss Next Game.

Inter Miami clinched a narrowly fought win against Eastern Conference league leaders FC Cincinnati in the semifinal thanks to an inspiring performance by Lionel Messi. The match finished 3-3 and Inter Miami edged past their opposition in the penalty shootout.

Will Lionel Messi Play Tonight in Inter Miami vs Houston Dynamo, US Open Cup 2023 Final Match?

Lionel Messi sat out of Inter Miami's 1-1 draw against Orlando City. Coach Gerardo Martino already confirmed his absence ahead of the game citing the reason of muscle fatigue. Messi is said to be hampered by irritation from the scar tissue of an old injury in one of his leg muscles. Ahead of the US Open 2023 final, Martino admitted to be waiting till the final minutes before taking a decision on Messi's availability. It seems like he will definitely not start the match but might make an appearance in case of a need. Lionel Messi Attends Son Thiago's Match In Inter Miami Academy With Mateo and Ciro Messi, Video Goes Viral!

Houston Dynamo manager Ben Olsen has told reporters that he expects Lionel Messi to be on the field for Inter Miami during the upcoming US Open Cup final and conducted his preparations considering the Argentinian will play in the final.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Sep 27, 2023 07:40 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website