American football club Inter Miami’s next game is a big one, but their coach Gerardo 'Tata' Martino is still uncertain as to whether their superstar captain Lionel Messi will be available for that clash. Miami next play Houston Dynamo at the summit clash of the US Open, but Martino is unwilling to provide a definite update on Messi. The football legend has been dealing with a scar tissue problem suffered while he was with the Argentina national team earlier this month. (More Football News)
“It’s very difficult to give him a percentage because we have to take it day by day. We’ll continue to evaluate him and, as I always say, I will listen to him first and see how he’s feeling. Then we’ll also need to evaluate future risks. It’s not an easy decision, but we’re going to take the right amount of time to try to not make a mistake,” Martino said when asked about Messi's chances to feature in the all-important encounter.
After picking up the injury during Argentina's 2026 World Cup qualifying campaign, Messi has managed just 37 minutes of game time post that. The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner was forced off in a Major League Soccer (MLS) clash with Toronto FC, and has sat out fixtures against Atlanta United and Orlando City.
Miami have a crunch game with New York City to come on the back of their mid-week meeting with Houston, with the side from the Big Apple currently occupying the final play-off spot in the MLS Eastern Conference that Martino, Messi and co. have their eye on, with a five-point gap to the post-season still needing to be bridged.
Here are all the important details for the US Open Cup final to be played between Miami and Houston:
When will the US Open Cup final be played?
The US Open Cup final will be played on Thursday, September 28.
At what time will the US Open Cup final be played?
The match will be played at 6am IST.
Where will the match be played?
The match will be played at the DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Where can we watch the match on TV?
The match will be broadcast on the Sony Sports Network.
Where can we live stream the match?
The match will be live streamed on the SonyLiv app and website.