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Inter Miami CF Set for First-Ever Visit to Sporting Kansas City this Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium

April 12, 2024 - Major League Soccer (MLS)
Inter Miami CF News Release

Inter Miami CF (3W-2L-3D, 12 points) is set to carry on with MLS regular season action, with the team facing Sporting Kansas City (2W-1L-4D, 10 points) on the road for the first time in Club history on Saturday, April 13. Kick off at Arrowhead Stadium is set for 8:30 p.m. ET.

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Inter Miami CF in 2024 MLS Regular Season Action

Inter Miami has recorded three wins, two losses and three draws for a total of 12 points and is tied for second in the Eastern Conference standings. The team will enter this weekend's fixture as the team with most goals so far in 2024 with a total of 16. Attacker Luis Suárez leads the team in goals with five and is tied for the second most goals in the league, while midfielders Diego Gómez and Julian Gressel and attacker Lionel Messi lead the team in assists with four, and are tied for the third most assists in the league.

In its most recent regular season fixture, Inter Miami earned a point with a 2-2 draw at home against the Colorado Rapids on April 6. Captain Messi returned and scored the team's first goal on the night, while Academy product and MLS SuperDraft pick Leo Afonso also scored to register his first goal for the Club's First Team, in what was his first start for the team. Defenders Franco Negri and David Ruiz, meanwhile, registered their first assists of the season in the matchup as well, with Negri playing his first match for the team since an injury sidelined him in June 2023.

Previously Against Sporting Kansas City

This weekend's fixture will present the second meeting between both sides in Club history, with Inter Miami claiming a 3-2 win at home in the only previous matchup in September of last year.

Familiar Faces

Saturday's matchup may present a series of reunions for members of both sides. Inter Miami players Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Messi and Suárez may once again meet with current Sporting Kansas City defender Andreu Fontàs, who they have previously played alongside and/or faced in their careers. Busquets and Messi were teammates with Fontàs during their FC Barcelona tenures, while Alba playing alongside him for Spain's U-20 national team. All four players - Alba, Busquets, Messi and Suárez - faced Fontàs during their times playing in Spain as well during his time as an RCD Mallorca or Celta de Vigo player.

Additionally, Alba, Busquets, Messi and Suárez may once again face midfielder Nemanja Radoja after previously playing against him in Spain during his time playing for Celta de Vigo and Levante between 2014 and 2022. Lastly, Inter Miami head coach Gerardo 'Tata' Martino may reunite with forward Alan Pulido, whom he managed in his time in charge of the Mexican national team.

Scouting Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City will host Inter Miami after most recently tying 3-3 against the Portland Timbers at home. Overall, Kansas City have recorded two wins, one loss and four draws thus far this regular season for a total 10 points and sit seventh in the Western Conference Standings.

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