The Women’s Soccer World Cup “overshadowed” Messi’s debut in the US media

Lionel Messi you will have your desired Inter Miami debut this Friday, July 21, when he faces the Blue Cross for the first day of the League Cup 2023. However, unlike the high expectations that ended the announcement of his landing in the American league, most of the main media in that country did not reflect it on their cover.

After your presentation at the mega event The revelation, “The flea” He will come out as a substitute at the DRV PNK Stadium to put on Inter’s “10” for the first time, in the duel that will begin at 9:00 p.m. -Argentina time-. but almost at the same time another game will start: the debut of the United States team before Vietnam, for the first date of the Women’s Soccer World Cup.

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In that sense, the first match of the rosary was “overshadowed” in media such as The Washington Post, The New York Times, USA Today and the Los Angeles Times, which focused on the start of the FIFA women’s tournament. Meanwhile, and as was to be expected, media such as the Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald, newspapers from the famous city of Florida, dedicated themselves to covering what is part of the “Messimania”.

Unlike the men’s team -which has made strong progress in recent years- the North American women’s team is a power. The “yankees” They have won four of the eight World Cups that have been disputed and have important figures in their story as Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe and Carli Lloyd.

In the case of The New York Times, the only sports news that appears on the cover of its paper version is the Australia win 1-0 against Ireland at the start of the Women’s World Cup. In the sports section on the web, she dedicates herself to analyzing her national team and reporting on the first match in the tournament.

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On the USA Today side, one of the biggest front-page stories is Nancy Armour’s column, called “Long a privileged sport in the US, soccer is finally looking more like America,” where she highlights the “racial diversity” of the soccer players

In The Washington Post, it is reported about the approval of NFL owners for selling commanders you article about Rapinoe, one of the stars of the team led by Vlatko Andonovski. He does the same in his section dedicated to sports.

Today's cover Friday July 21 of the paper newspapers 20230721

In addition, media such as The Boston Globe, The Dallas Morning News and the Los Angeles Times did not mention sports news.

The reaction of the US media for Messi’s

A few weeks ago, when Messi had stated in an interview with Mundo Deportivo and Sport from Spain that he had decided “not to return to the Barça” to “go to Inter Miami”, the North American newspapers quickly echoed. Lionel Messi, the most coveted free player of world soccer, opt for Miami”, he had written in The New York Times.

For his part he Mail wrote: “Messi, the Argentine soccer superstar Entering the twilight of an extraordinary career highlighted by a World Championship last winter, he plans to sign with Inter Miami in Major League Soccer.”

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Lionel Messi and David Beckham.

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“Lionel Messi is coming to the United States”, celebrated the site nbc by Twitter. Along these lines, the Fox Sports opened its cover with the recent news. Lionel Messi announces that he will join MLS side Inter Miami for free.

In his report with the Spanish media, Messi had explained: “I wanted to make my own decisionThinking of me, of my family. Although I heard it said that the league He had accepted everything and that everything was fine for him to return, there were still many other things that they should realize. I heard that they had to sell players or lower salaries and the truth is that I didn’t want to go through that.”