On October 11, Apple TV will release “Messi Meets America,” a fascinating six-part documentary series about soccer great Lionel Messi’s move from Paris SG to Inter Miami in Major League Soccer (MLS).
The series shows how Messi came to play for Inter Miami, which is co-owned by David Beckham, and how much the team has changed since then.
Messi’s move to the MLS has not only given Inter Miami a new lease on life, but it has also been a huge boost for Apple TV. The viewing app that shows all MLS games saw a huge increase in users the day Messi played his first game for Inter Miami. More than 110,000 fans signed up for the MLS Season Pass. This increase in orders was bigger than what happened before, including on the first day of the MLS season and when Season Pass came out.
Jonathan Carson, CEO of subscription data business Antenna, talked about how important Messi’s arrival on Apple TV was. He said that there is only one Lionel Messi, and that his appearance has changed football in the U.S. in a big way.
The documentary has exclusive behind-the-scenes video, talks with important people like David Beckham, and details about Messi’s life as he adapts to football in the United States. In a short clip, Messi talks about how much he loves football and how happy he is that he can still play.
As the video gets ready to be shown for the first time, Inter Miami is still trying to get into the MLS playoffs. In the standings for the Eastern Conference, the team is four points away from a play-in spot.
But there are still worries about Messi’s leg problems, which have kept him out of several recent games. Messi’s team, Inter Miami, said just minutes before a game against NYCFC that he would not play. Even though he wasn’t there, the team scored late to tie the game at 1-1.
Messi hasn’t been able to play in four of Inter Miami’s last five games, and he hasn’t been able to play for the Argentine national team in any of their last five games either. His future matches are still up in the air.
Inter Miami’s hopes of making the playoffs are in doubt because they are now four points behind Montreal, which has the last spot in the Eastern Conference. Messi’s position on the team, or lack of it, will be a big factor in how the team does.
Aside from the excitement on the field, Inter Miami has also been criticised for sending out extension letters for season tickets that include big price hikes for the next season. Messi’s signing was supposed to change the team’s finances, but the team’s income has grown a lot more than imagined. Messi’s jersey has become the best-selling one in MLS, which has helped the team’s finances even more.
Even though there have been problems and unknowns, Messi’s position in the MLS has had a huge effect on the league, Inter Miami, and Apple TV, making him one of the most important people in football history.