Lionel Messi, Inter Miami vs Charlotte FC in League Cup semi-finals: How to stream

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Messi Mania continues in the League Cup.

In the quarter-finals on Friday, Inter Miami CF will host Charlotte FC at DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

With goal maestro Messi still at the top of his game, Inter Miami has made an incredible run in the MLS-Liga MX competition. In four games, Messi has scored seven goals. Inter Miami’s round of 16 penalty shootout victory over FC Dallas in Frisco, Texas – Messi’s first road game with Inter Miami – was particularly interesting. Messi’s free kick goal in the 85th minute it capped off Miami’s second-half comeback in style.

Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his game-tying goal against FC Dallas in the League Cup Round of 16.

Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his game-tying goal against FC Dallas in the League Cup Round of 16.

Now, Inter Miami continues its quest for League Cup glory against the Charlotte FC team that is also a surprise partner in the quarter round.

The winner of the Inter Miami-Charlotte FC match will face the winner of Philadelphia Union-Querétaro in the semi-final on August 16.

Here’s everything you need to know about Messi’s next League Cup game:

When does Lionel Messi play?

Messi and Inter Miami will play against Charlotte FC in the League Cup quarterfinals on Friday, August 11 at 8:30 pm ET.

If Inter Miami is kicked out of the League Cup, the team’s next scheduled game will be August 23 against FC Cincinnati in the US Open Cup. Inter Miami’s next MLS regular season game – originally scheduled for August 20 against Charlotte FC – has been postponed to a later date to be announced. Therefore, Messi could make his MLS regular season debut on August 26 against the New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey.

How to watch Lionel Messi in the League Cup

The Inter Miami-Charlotte FC match can be streamed live on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV.

What you know about Charlotte FC

Charlotte FC is in just its second season of Major League Soccer and is enjoying perhaps the biggest moment in its young history with its run in the League Cup. Charlotte FC defeated FC Dallas in their opening match in the League Cup and then defeated Necaxa of Liga MX 4-1 to reach the knockout rounds. In the knockout rounds, Charlotte FC defeated Liga MX’s Cruz Azul in a penalty shootout and then Houston Dynamo FC in a wild late rally to set up a date with Messi and Inter Miami.

Onward Karol Swiderski he is the team’s leading scorer in Major League Soccer play with seven goals. He has also scored twice in League Cup play. Patrick Agyemang – the 12th overall pick in the 2023 MLS SuperDraft – also scored two League Cup goals.

What are the League Cup semi-finals?


  • Philadelphia Union vs Querétaro at Subaru Park in Chester, Pennsylvania, 8pm ET

  • Inter Miami CF vs. Charlotte FC at DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 8:30 PM ET

  • Nashville SC vs. Minnesota United at GEODIS Park in Nashville, Tennessee, 8:30 PM ET

  • Los Angeles FC vs. CF Monterrey at Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., 10:30 p.m. ET (TV: UniMás)

What is the remaining League Cup schedule?

finals (August 16)

  • Philadelphia Union-Querétaro winner vs. Inter Miami CF-Charlotte FC winner

  • Nashville SC-Minnesota United vs. Los Angeles FC-CF Monterrey winner

Play third place Saturday, August 19

Final Saturday, August 19

All League Cup games will be streamed live on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV.

What is Inter Miami’s remaining 2023 record?

  • Aug. 11: vs. Charlotte FC (League Cup), 8:30 p.m. ET

  • TBD (originally scheduled for Aug. 20): vs. Charlotte FC, 7:30 p.m. ET

  • Aug. 23: at FC Cincinnati (US Open Cup), 7 p.m. ET

  • August 26: at New York Red Bulls, 7:30 p.m. ET

  • Aug. 30: vs. Nashville SC, 7:30 p.m. ET

  • September 3: at Los Angeles FC, 10:30 p.m. ET

  • Sept. 9: vs. Sporting Kansas City, 7:30 p.m. ET

  • Sept. 16: at Atlanta United, 7:30 p.m. ET

  • Sept. 20: vs. Toronto FC, 7:30 p.m. ET

  • Sept. 24: at Orlando City SC, 7:30 p.m. ET

  • Sept. 30: vs. New York City FC, 7:30 p.m. ET

  • Oct. 4: at Chicago Fire FC, 8:30 p.m. ET

  • Oct. 7: vs. FC Cincinnati, 7:30 p.m. ET

  • Oct. 21: at Charlotte FC, 6 p.m. ET

Where can I see Lionel Messi with Inter Miami?

With the exception of the U.S. Open Cup semifinal game on August 23 (which will be available to stream on CBS Sports’ Golazo Network), all other Inter Miami games are available on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Lionel Messi in League Cup: Inter Miami vs Charlotte FC live stream

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