Inter Miami are all set to battle it out against Sporting KC in the Major League Soccer (MLS) 2023 clash on Sunday, September 10 (as per Indian Standard Time) at the DRV PNK Stadium in Florida. Miami has been playing in a sensational fashion from the time Lionel Messi arrived at the club. Inter Miami has stood toe to toe with all the teams that have come in their way and given the opposition a run for their money. They went on to clinch the Leagues Cup 2023 and even stormed into the finals of the US Open Cup 2023. Even in their previous game, they put up a sensational showing against Los Angeles FC and won the game 3-1. ‘A Very Valuable Win To Start This New Path’ Lionel Messi Reacts After Guiding Argentina to 1–0 Victory Over Ecuador in CONMEBOL FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers (View Post)

Inter Miami would look to put up yet another dominant display in the forthcoming clash and outclass Sporting KC. Sporting KC, on the other hand, are also coming into the game, at the back of two back-to-back wins. They would look to show their class in the high-voltage encounter and put a halt to Miami's juggernaut.

Will Lionel Messi play today in Inter Miami vs Sporting KC, MLS 2023 Match? 

When Inter Miami and Sporting KC take centre stage at the DRV PNK Stadium, Lionel Messi will not feature in the starting XI for the former side. The star Forward is currently on national duty for the CONMEBOL FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers and hence, he would not participate in the forthcoming MLS game. This is a big blow for Inter Miami as Messi has been doing the heavy lifting for the side since he entered the club. With Messi not there in the upcoming game, the onus will be on Josef Martínez and Robert Taylor to score goals.

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