Inter Miami’s odds of winning MLS 2024: Can Messi bring glory to the Herons?

After a somewhat disappointing 2023 Major League Soccer season, the Herons’ fans believe Inter Miami’s odds of winning MLS 2024 look way better now. However, will coach Tata Martino be able to squeeze the last drops of soccer running through his stars’ veins? After all, Jordi Alba, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, and chief midfielder Busquets are no spring chickens, as all of them are 35 or older.

We do, however, believe that the evergreen Lionel Messi has what it takes to bring glory to the Herons this season. He and his ex-Blaugrana colleagues seem fit and ready for action, but what do Inter Miami’s odds of winning MLS 2024 look good or not ahead of the kick-off? Let’s find out the key factors that benefit Inter Miami and the ones that seem to be against the Herons.

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Inter Miami’s odds of winning MLS 2024

Can Messi bring glory to the Herons?

The first benefiting factor for Inter Miami’s odds of winning MLS 2024 seems to be international soccer legend Lionel Messi’s presence. Coach Tata Martino will be able to use the 2023 Ballon d’Or winner throughout the 2024 MLS campaign, which is huge news for David Beckham’s club. After all, Messi is arguably the best to ever play the game.

If there’s one man in MLS who can bring success to his club, it definitely has to be Lionel Messi. He signed up for Inter Miami late into the 2023 race and was unable to make much of an impact.

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However, we all remember his contribution to the Herons during the Leagues Cup, right? Not only did Lionel Messi scooped up the Top Goalscorer Award, but his overall display was a joy to behold. The Herons won their first trophy and it was all thanks to the Argentine, so we believe Inter Miami’s odds of winning MLS 2024 look good.

Ex-Blaugrana stars boost Inter Miami’s odds of winning MLS 2024

Lionel Messi isn’t the only former Barcelona superstar who will boost the Herons during the 2024 campaign. We have tremendous players such as Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba operating in the midfield and defense, and now, Uruguayan superstar Luis Suarez also joined his close friends. It seems that “Barca B” as some soccer fans began calling Inter Miami seems to be the key favorite to win this year’s Major League Soccer title. At least that’s what the bookmakers believe, giving the Herons the edge over the 2023 winners Columbus Crew, and the 2022 champions Los Angeles.

Everyone on the ex-Blaugrana list is a World Cup winner except Luis Suarez. However, the Uruguayan is a Golden Boot winner in Europe and one of the most prolific strikers of our generation. Having these four surely boosts Inter Miami’s odds of winning MLS 2024.

Inter Miami’s odds of winning MLS 2024 hindered by age?

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We spoke about the positives of having world-class players on your team, but as we mentioned at the beginning of our article, Lionel Messi and his colleagues are no spring chickens:

  • Lionel Messi – 36
  • Luis Suarez – 37
  • Sergio Busquets – 35
  • Jordi Alba – 34

Combined, the age of these four is 142 years! Surely, there’s a high chance that some of them will get injured or tired and will miss important games for the Herons. It would be unrealistic of the fans to expect Lionel Messi and his ex-Barca stars to be always ready for action.

This fact might hinder Inter Miami’s odds of winning MLS 2024, but we believe that given Lionel Messi’s injury-free past, we might just see La Pulga bring glory to the Herons this season.


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Zack is a longtime football fan, writer, and bettor. He also has experience playing and coaching the game of football at a local level. His interest in the MLS, Liga MX and the Canadian Premier League adds a new dimension to the content we have at FootballWhispers.