The 2023 Major League Soccer season was undeniably the year of Lionel Messi. The World Cup champion and eight-time Ballon d'Or winner arrived at Inter Miami this summer and changed the league. Sales of pink No. 10 jerseys spiked, subscriptions to MLS games on Apple TV surged and ticket prices for his games reached unheard-of levels. “I think history will look back at 2023 as the year of Messi, but from my perspective, it was perhaps the most spectacular year in our history, for a variety of reas
Ansu Fati could be out until February, according to Brighton boss Roberto de Zerbi. The winger was forced off with an unspecified injury in the Seagulls' 3-2 win over Nottingham Forest at the end of November. The 21-year-old, who was a surprise deadline day loan signing from Barcelona, had been starting to show why he is such a promising talent in the matches leading up to his injury.
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