- Messi greets young fan
- Argentine misses match due to injury
- Inter Miami fall 2-1 to the Dynamo
WHAT HAPPENED? After missing Wednesday evening's cup final to injury, the Argentine was spotted pregame greeting a young fan in the tunnel, prompting a jubilant response like a kid at Christmas!
THE BIGGER PICTURE: Inter Miami have now played four matches without Messi since his arrival, and saw their first loss without the Argentine Wednesday evening as the Houston Dynamo defeated them 2-1 in the U.S. Open Cup final.
WHAT NEXT FOR MESSI? The 36-year-old will be aiming to recover from injury and return to action as Inter Miami return to action on September 30 against NYCFC.