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Messi sits as Miami loses in U.S. Open Cup final

Lionel Messi watched from the sidelines as Inter Miami CF lost 2-1 to the Houston Dynamo in the U.S. Open Cup final after he was not named in the squad due to an injury picked up while on Argentina duty.

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Messi's Open Cup status game-time decision

Lionel Messi's availability for U.S. Open Cup final will come down to a game-time decision, Inter Miami coach Gerardo "Tata" Martino said on Tuesday.

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Dynamo top RSL in extra time in U.S. Open Cup semis

Adalberto Carrasquilla scored halfway through the 30 minutes of extra time, propelling the host Houston Dynamo to a 3-1 victory over Real Salt Lake in a U.S. Open Cup semifinal match on Wednesday.


Messi leads Miami to thrilling win to reach final

Lionel Messi inspired a thrilling comeback to help Inter Miami overcome a 2-0 deficit and beat FC Cincinnati on penalties to reach the final of the U.S. Open Cup after a dramatic night in Ohio.

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MLS' Garber criticizes state of U.S. Open Cup

MLS commissioner Don Garber criticized the state of the U.S. Open Cup on Friday, adding he's not all that disappointed about its small audience.

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Sources: Sacramento accuses Orlando of spying

Sacramento Republic has filed a complaint with USSF, alleging that an Orlando staffer was spying on its training session, sources have told ESPN.