Presented to Lionel Messi in 2023  

 This happened in Fort Lauderdale on July 21, 2023, which is strange.  

 In his MLS debut, Lionel Messi received a free kick in the last seconds wearing a pink Inter Miami jersey.  

 The best soccer player alive, maybe the best to ever play the world's most popular game, led,,,

 Argentina to its first World Cup title in over four decades last year for a last-place U.S. club.  

 With a right calf cramp, Inter Miami defender DeAndre Yedlin, who participated in that World Cup for the U.S., left the pitch before kickoff.  

 After regulation ended in a 1-1 draw between Inter Miami and Cruz Azul at the Leagues Cup, a tournament featuring MLS ,,,

 and Liga MX teams, he advised his coach, Gerardo “Tata” Martino, not to call him for a penalty.  

 Martino, who had managed Messi for Argentina and FC Barcelona, urged Yedlin not to worry: Messi will score and end the game.  

 “I was like, OK,” Yedlin admits, doubtful.   

 Messi put the ball on grass. Kim Kardashian and LeBron James were in the crowd that night, but no one noticed.  

 As the ball left Messi's left foot and curled around a half-dozen Cruz Azul players, Yedlin, standing behind him, lifted his arms in victory.   

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