When is first Lionel Messi Inter Miami game of 2024? Complete schedule for new MLS season

After falling just short of the Major League Soccer playoffs in 2023, Lionel Messi will play his first full season with Inter Miami in 2024, and the club will compete on multiple fronts.

The MLS season will likely begin in late February, although that has yet to be confirmed, with the 2024 MLS schedule yet to be released but expected soon.

Inter Miami will also begin play in the 2024 CONCACAF Champions Cup, which is the North American continental club championship, thanks to their Leagues Cup title last year. They will play in this year’s Leagues Cup as well, as will all MLS and Liga MLX clubs.

The Sporting News brings you all the details around when Inter Miami will begin their 2024 campaign and what cities Messi et al will visit.

MORE: Full confirmed Inter Miami preseason fixture list, including Messi vs. Ronaldo friendly

How to watch Inter Miami MLS games in 2024

Last season, Major League Soccer kicked off a 10-year broadcast rights deal with Apple that sees every single match for the next decade streamed exclusively on Apple’s streaming platform.

Apple TV is the official home of the MLS regular season and playoffs, with every match for every team available to stream around the world with no blackouts. Some select games each week are made free to air, while the rest of the fixture list is for subscribers only.

The streaming service, dubbed MLS Season Pass, will be available for all fans to purchase at a set, season-long price, and it is available at a discounted rate for Apple TV+ subscribers. Select matches will also be available to watch for free every week.

MLS Season Pass is separate from Apple TV+, meaning those with Apple TV+ would still need an MLS Season Pass subscription to access the complete slate of games, while those without Apple TV+ can still sign up for MLS Season Pass without needing a full Apple TV+ subscription.

Inter Miami next match in 2024 season

  • Date: Thursday, March 9, 2024
  • Time (ET): 9 p.m.
  • Competition: CONCACAF Champions Cup (Round of 16)
  • Match: Inter Miami at TBD (Nashville SC/Moca)
  • TV (USA): Fox Sports (TBD: FS1 or FS2), TUDN, Univision
  • Streaming (USA): Fubo, Fox Sports app, Univision NOW

As of now, Inter Miami’s first known competitive fixture of the 2024 season is in the 2024 CONCACAF Champions Cup. Inter Miami qualified for the competition as 2023 Leagues Cup winners, and therefore have received a bye to the Round of 16, with their opponent yet to be determined.

They will match up against the winner of the first round matchup between Nashville SC (USA) or Moca (Dominican Republic). It will be a two-legged matchup, with the first leg on the road.

However, that is likely to change as the 2024 MLS fixtures have yet to be released. It is expected that Inter Miami’s first MLS match will be slated for prior to the known CONCACAF Champions Cup game above. This will be updated once 2024 MLS fixtures are released and the Inter Miami league schedule is known and confirmed.

Inter Miami full fixture list for 2024 season

CONCACAF Champions Cup

As 2023 Leagues Cup winners, Inter Miami earned a bye to the Round of 16, where they will face either MLS side Nashville SC or Dominican Republic club Moca over two legs.

Should they advance to the quarterfinals, they would play one of FC Cincinnati (USA), Monterrey (Mexico), Comunicaciones (Guatemala) or Cavalier (Jamaica).

Matchup First Leg Second Leg Aggregate
R16: Inter Miami vs. Nashville SC/Moca Thu, Mar. 7
9 p.m.
Wed, Mar. 13
8:15 p.m.
 
QF: TBD Apr. 2-4 Apr. 9-11  
SF: TBD Apr. 23-25 Apr. 30-May 2  
Final: TBD June 2

MLS

The 2024 Major League Soccer fixture list is expected to be released sometime around Wednesday, December 20 if guidance from past seasons is an accurate gauge. This section will be updated once the fixtures are indeed released.

Leagues Cup

The 2024 Leagues Cup schedule has yet to be announced. While not guaranteed, it’s likely to be unveiled alongside the 2024 MLS fixture list sometime in late December. This section will be updated once the schedule is officially released.

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