The game started with Sporting KC displaying a dominating performance, Dániel Sallói scoring the opening goal within the opening ten minutes on a rebound shot which goalkeeper Drake Callender failed to save. Despite Alan Pulido’s efforts to lead Sporting KC’s comeback with a second-half goal, it proved insufficient to secure a victory.
Leo Campana played exceptionally well throughout the match and stepped up his efforts in the absence of Messi, scoring two of Miami’s three goals. In the 60th minute, Facundo Farías scored a goal to secure Miami’s victory over Sporting KC.
Inter Miami also had eight key players on an international missionincluding striker Josef Martinez (Venezuela), midfielder Robert Taylor (Finland) and the remarkable young 18-year-old Benjamin Cremaschi (USA).
Here’s a look at South Florida’s notable action:
Inter Miami CF achieves a significant victory despite the absence of several players from the roster.
Vicror Ulloa replaces Facundo Farías for Miami CF late in the second half.
Alan Pulido (78′) scores a superb goal from the center of the area, giving Sporting KC their second goal of the evening.
After a few arguments, Sergio Busquets made the wise decision to start the game. It was allowed and the man who was everywhere, Facundo Farias, scored the 3-1 goal (60th).
Inter Miami isn’t content to just sit back and hold on to the lead. Nicolás Stefanelli is called for a hand but remains aggressive (’54). Players like Farias constantly play the ball in the box.
Despite missing key players on the roster, Leonardo Campana proved Miami CF’s ability to compete.
The Campana show! Campana (45′) scores with a header from the left side of the area, assisted by DeAndre Yedlin.
Campana (25′ Pen) scores a penalty to tie the score 1-1 in the first half against Sporting KC.
Dániel Sallói (9′) scores early in the first half to give Sporting KC a 1-0 lead against Miami with a right footed shot from the center of the box to pass Drake Callendar.
What time does Inter Miami play Sporting Kansas City today?
Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET at DVR PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
How to watch Inter Miami vs Sporting KC: stream online
Like all MLS matches, Inter Miami’s game against Kansas City, which kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, will be streamed on MLS Season Passavailable on AppleTV.
Is Messi playing tonight?
Unfortunately, Messi will not be joining Inter Miami for their match against Sporting KC tonight as he is currently on international duty with Argentina for the 2026 World Cup qualifiers. Messi played a crucial role in the win 1 -0 for his country against Ecuador by scoring the only goal of the match last Thursday. His next match with Argentina is scheduled for Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET against Bolivia.
Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba will have to lead Miami CF against Sporting KC despite the absence of Messi and other key players.
Miami will miss several key players, including Lionel Messi (Argentina), Josef Martinez (Venezuela), Sergii Kryvtzov (Ukraine), Benjamin Cremaschi (USMNT), Edison Azcona (Dominican Republic), Diego Gomez (Paraguay), David Ruiz (Honduras). ), and Robert Taylor (Finland).
The time has come. We now have the official line-ups without Lionel Messi.
The 18-year-old midfielder will miss the game against Sporting KC as he was called up for the USA men’s national team friendlies against Uzbekistan and Oman.
Miami forward Leonardo Campana said MLS that Miami can prove they are a solid team despite missing their biggest star and silence any remaining doubters.
Miami CF head coach Gerardo Martino agreed with Campana. Despite the absence of important players due to international call-ups, he believes in the team that will face Sporting KC.
The GOAT scored on a free kick in the 78thth minute of Argentina’s victory over Ecuador in World Cup qualifying.
Alicia DelGallo, editor-in-chief: Inter Miami loses early, but finds a way to pull out a 2-1 win.
Elizabeth Flores, sports journalist: I predict Miami will win 1-0 despite Sporting KC winning the last 2 out of 3 games.
Gabe Zaldivar, sports editor: The Messi magic extends far beyond the limits of Lionel’s presences. Miami’s recent form makes me believe in a victory without the maestro.
A good question given the numbers above. We’ve analyzed all the playoff scenarios and the team’s chances, and the path isn’t easy. Miami has two games in hand compared to many teams above it in the rankings. Yet to be safe, Miami would need to win seven of its final nine games. here is a in-depth look at Inter’s playoff picture Yum.
Inter Miami currently sits in 14th place out of 15 teams in the Eastern Conference with a record of 7-14-4 and 25 points. In order to qualify for the playoffs, they will need to reach ninth place or higher, which is a difficult feat.
So far, only Cincinnati, with a 17-4-6 record and 57 points, has secured a playoff spot. In the Western Conference, Sporting Kansas City sits in 11th place with an 8-11-8 record and 32 points, trailing ninth-placed Dallas by two points. St. Louis leads the West with a 15-10-2 record and 47 points.
To see the full ranking here.