Inter Miami vs Houston Dynamo – US Open Cup final LIVE: Lionel Messi OUT of the game after failing to recover from scar tissue injury



Follow Mail Sport’s live blog for all the latest scores, team news and updates as Inter Miami take on Houston Dynamo in the US Open Cup final.

Lionel Messi will not play for Miami tonight

Messi is not in the starting lineup nor tonight’s bench due to injury issues. Video emerged of Miami’s squad for tonight walking to the bench and Messi was not one of them. Shortly afterwards the pregame show confirmed his absence.

Miami’s fans are out in numbers for tonight’s game despite the poor weather conditions

Dynamo right back Franco Escobar will be playing against his… tattoo?

Escobar hails from the same town in Argentina as Messi and may have the chance to try and mark his idol on the field tonight

Despite Messi’s status being uncertain, Dynamo head coach Ben Olsen is planning for the Miami magician to take the field

With around an hour and a half until here’s all the last-minute information you’ll need for tonight’s game

Hello and welcome to Daily Mail’s coverage of the US Open Cup final

The world is eagerly awaiting offical word on Lionel Messi’s status for tonight. He has been dealing with a muscle issue causing him to miss time.