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Messi Makes History in MLS with Double Record Night

Inter Miami’s Lionel Messi etched his name in MLS history with a record-breaking performance against the New York Red Bulls.

The Argentine maestro orchestrated a dominant 6-2 victory by registering a staggering six goal contributions –  scoring one goal and assisting five others. This sets a new MLS record for most contributions in a single match. 

Messi’s brilliance extends beyond this game. He’s now notched a goal and assist in a remarkable six consecutive league matches, another unprecedented feat in MLS history.

While Coach Gerardo Martino showered Messi with praise, he also recognized the team effort: 

“All [goals] were fundamental,” Martino said. “But Leo did something historic tonight…” 

Martino highlighted Luis Suarez’s hat-trick and Alejandro Rojas’ brace, including a “stunning” first goal.

However, Messi’s “technical aspect on the assist” earned him the coach’s pick for the most aesthetically pleasing goal, even surpassing Suarez’s scissor kick.