Inter Miami co-owner Jorge Mas has one lasting memory from Lionel Messi’s debut: the image of Messi running to embrace his family after delivering the game-winning free kick and cementing a new era for the club and Major League Soccer.
“That was for the fans. This community is hungry,” Mas said.
Messi’s follow-up performance Tuesday night against Atlanta United in the Leagues Cup showed the impact that one player – the right player – can have on an entire club.
Messi scored twice and had an assist in his first start for Miami, bringing his total to three goals in two games. Inter…