Lionel Messi next match for Inter Miami in 2024 MLS season, CONCACAF Champions Cup and Leagues Cup

Lionel Messi and Inter Miami have returned to Major League Soccer action, with the 2024 regular season now under way.

Inter Miami picked up a 2-0 victory in their season opener, beating Real Salt Lake in a very sloppy match across the 90 minutes. Messi was the star, assisting Robert Taylor’s opener and creating the chance for Diego Gomez’s second-half finisher. Overall, however, Inter Miami were a mess, especially in the second half, but thankfully for the hosts, RSL matched them mistake-for-mistake.

Messi has had a turbulent preseason, to say the least, as it was marked by controversy over his injury rest. His decision to sit out a friendly match against an All-Star XI in Hong Kong caused great anger among fans and political figures and served as something of a cautionary tale for MLS clubs considering similar global tours.

The Argentina star had been involved for some of Inter Miami’s two-game Riyadh Season Cup spell in Saudi Arabia — in which they conceded 10 goals across their two matches — but we never got to see the highly anticipated “Last Dance” between Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi as the Portugal star also suffered an injury.

The Sporting News provides you with the latest Lionel Messi schedule and the full MLS, CONCACAF Champions Cup, and Leagues Cup calendar for Inter Miami.

MORE: How to watch CONCACAF Champions Cup

Lionel Messi next match for Inter Miami

Messi’s next Inter Miami match is their second competitive fixture of the 2024 season. They will face the LA Galaxy on the road in Carson, California on Sunday, February 25 at 8:30 p.m. ET.

It’s the club’s second consecutive Western Conference opponent to start the year, after hosting Real Salt Lake in the season opener at Chase Stadium on Wednesday.

  • Date: Sunday, February 25, 2024
  • Time (ET): 8:30 p.m.
  • Competition: Major League Soccer (Matchweek 2)
  • Match: LA Galaxy vs. Inter Miami (Dignity Health Sports Park — Carson, CA)
  • TV (USA): —
  • Streaming (Global): MLS Season Pass (Apple TV+)

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


Inter Miami kicked off their 2024 MLS season with a 2-0 win over Real Salt Lake at home in late February, participating in the first match of the entire league campaign.

Their regular season will finish on Decision Day on October 19, when they play New England Revolution on Decision Day.

Date Opponent Location Result
Weds, Feb. 21 Real Salt Lake Chase Stadium (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) W 2-0
Sun, Feb. 25 LA Galaxy Dignity Health Sports Park (Carson, CA)  
Sat, March 2 Orlando City Chase Stadium (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)  
Sun, March 10 Montreal Chase Stadium (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)  
Sat, March 16 D.C. United Audi Field (Washington, DC)  
Sat, March 23 NY Red Bulls Red Bull Arena (Harrison, NJ)  
Sat, March 30 NYCFC Chase Stadium (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)  
Sat, April 6 Colorado Rapids Chase Stadium (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)  
Sat, April 13 Sporting KC Children’s Mercy Park (Kansas City, KS)  
Sat, April 20 Nashville SC Chase Stadium (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)  
Sat, April 27 New England Revolution Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, MA)  
Sat, May 4 NY Red Bulls Chase Stadium (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)  
Sat, May 11 Montreal Stade Saputo (Montreal, Canada)  
Wed, May 15 Orlando City Exploria Stadium (Orlando, FL)  
Sat, May 18 D.C. United Chase Stadium (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)  
Sat, May 25 Vancouver Whitecaps BC Place (Vancouver, Canada)  
Wed, May 29 Atlanta United Chase Stadium (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)  
Sat, June 1 St. Louis City Chase Stadium (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)  
Sat, June 15 Philadelphia Union Subaru Park (Chester, PA)  
Wed, June 19 Columbus Crew Chase Stadium (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)  
Sat, June 29 Nashville SC GEODIS Park (Nashville, TN)  
Wed, July 3 Charlotte FC Bank of America Stadium (Charlotte, NC)  
Sat, July 6 FC Cincinnati TQL Stadium (Cincinnati, OH)  
Wed, July 17 Toronto Chase Stadium (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)  
Sat, July 20 Chicago Fire Chase Stadium (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)  
Sat, Aug. 24 FC Cincinnati Chase Stadium (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)  
Sat, Aug. 31 Chicago Fire Soldier Field (Chicago, IL)  
Sat, Sep. 14 Philadelphia Union Chase Stadium (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)  
Wed, Sep. 18 Atlanta United Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta, GA)  
Sat, Sep. 21 NYCFC Yankee Stadium (New York City, NY)  
Sat, Sep. 28 Charlotte FC Chase Stadium (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)  
Wed, Oct. 2 Columbus Crew Field (Columbus, OH)  
Sat, Oct. 5 Toronto BMO Field (Toronto, Canada)  
Sat, Oct. 19 New England Revolution Chase Stadium (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)  

Leagues Cup

The 2024 Leagues Cup is scheduled to begin on July 26, 2024, with the final taking place on August 25, 2024.

The full Leagues Cup draw will determine the groups and schedule for the competition, but that is yet to be conducted. 

During the Leagues Cup, no MLS games will take place as league play pauses for the month-long competition.

Inter Miami are the defending champions, having won the 2023 tournament by defeating Nashville SC on penalties in the final.


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