Messi's Inter Miami the best I've faced in MLS - Chiellini - ESPN

2023-09-04 07:36:34  • 2 mins

LAFC defender Giorgio Chiellini said Lionel Messi's Inter Miami are the "best" team he's faced in MLS after a 3-1 loss at home for the Southern California club, and backed them as a possible playoff contender.

"This team [Miami] is the best, by far, that I've faced in MLS to be honest," said the 39-year-old former Italy international defender. "Yeah, by far."

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Led by two assists from Messi, Miami did well to contain an LAFC side that weren't able to capitalize on chances at their raucous home ground at BMO Stadium, which was filled with an eclectic group of celebrities in attendance like LeBron James, Leonardo Di Caprio and Rage Against The Machine.

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