The tough test that awaits Messi's Inter 2:25
(CNN Spanish) -- The big unknown in the previous match between Gerardo Martino's team and Toronto FC remains the presence or not of Lionel Messi in the starting team. After missing the South American qualifiers against Bolivia and not being present for Atlanta United's match with Inter Miami, Martino has yet to reveal whether Messi will be among the Florida team's 11 starters on Wednesday.
Although he trained normally on Tuesday with the rest of his teammates, the coach did not confirm his presence from the beginning.
Inter Miami is looking to return to victory after falling 5-2 away to Atlanta United, the team's first loss since the star is part of the squad. While the Herons continue with the hope of reaching the playoffs, they are seven points behind DC United that has the last spot in the MLS, the tight schedule and the final for the US Open Cup against Houston Dynamo that is played on the 27th of this month are the incentives that the Argentine coach has to take care of the physique of his star.
The opponent: Toronto FC
The Canadian team is the worst team in the Eastern Conference. With only 22 points in 28 games it is located in the last position and far from any playoff chance. With Italians Lorenzo Insigne and Federico Bernardeschi as figures, they have yet to win away all season and accumulate a record of four draws, nine losses and zero wins playing away from home. Their last away win was over a year ago, when in August 2022 they defeated Charlotte FC.
What time and where to watch Toronto FC vs. Inter Miami this Wednesday
Stadium: DRV PNK Stadium
Capacity: 21,000 people
City: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- 6.30 p.m. Ecuador, Peru and Colombia
- 7.30 p.m. Miami, Bolivia, Paraguay and Venezuela
- 8.30 p.m. Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Chile
- 01.30 a.m. Spain
- TV: Apple TV in MLS Pass