Inter Miami vs. D.C. United updates: How to watch Messi, what to know about tonight’s game

Inter Miami vs. D.C. United updates: How to watch Messi, what to know about tonight’s game


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Lionel Messi will return to the lineup on Saturday night when Inter Miami hosts D.C. United at Chase Stadium. 

Messi was not listed on the MLS injury report after practicing Friday, despite being injured after a CF Montreal player collided into him  in a 3-2 win last Saturday and missing a scoreless draw against Orlando City on Wednesday as a precaution. 

Messi hopes to get back on track after his eight-game streak with a goal and assist ended in Montreal. Messi ranks second in MLS with 10 goals and first with 12 assists for first-place Inter Miami. 

Messi has four matches remaining in the next two weeks with Inter Miami before joining Argentina for Copa America next month. 

USA TODAY Sports will provide live coverage and more of Saturday’s Inter Miami vs. D.C. United matchup below. All times are Eatern.

The match begins at 7:30 p.m. ET at Chase Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and streamed via MLS Season Pass on Apple TV.

Messi promoted a free month on MLS Season Pass on his Instagram story earlier Saturday. 

WATCHMessi and Inter Miami host DC United on Apple TV

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Three of the top four MLS scoring leaders will play in this one. Inter Miami’s Luis Suárez and D.C. United’s Christian Benteke are tied with Real Salt Lake’s Cristian Arango with 11 goals to lead the league. 

Inter Miami 3, DC United 2: Messi, Suárez and Matias Rojas should lead the way for Inter Miami despite two goals from Benteke to take the league lead in scoring as consolidation. –Safid Deen, Lionel Messi reporter 

Inter Miami will return to action after a week off, but have a Saturday-Wednesday-Saturday slate before Copa America. 

∎May 25: Inter Miami at Vancouver, 10:30 p.m. ET

∎May 29: Inter Miami vs. Atlanta United, 7:30 p.m. ET

∎June 1: Inter Miami vs. St. Louis City, 7:30 p.m. ET

Argentina’s upcoming schedule 

Messi will join Argentina next month for two exhibitions before Copa America begins on June 20. Here are the next five Argentina matches. 

∎June 9: Argentina vs. Ecuador in Chicago

∎June 14: Argentina vs. Guatemala in Landover, Maryland.

Argentina is in Group A with Canada, Chile and Peru for Copa America.

∎June 20: Argentina vs. Canada in Atlanta

∎June 25: Argentina vs. Chile in New Jersey

∎June 29: Argentina bs. Peru in Miami

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