The actor Owen Wilson, who is known for his work in Hollywood, believes that Lionel Messi has had a greater influence on American soccer than Pele.
Owen Wilson, an actor and a supporter of Los Angeles Football Club, is the most recent famous person to link Lionel Messi’s move to Inter Miami to Pele’s legendary spell with the New York Cosmos in 1975.
The well-known actor from “Zoolander” is of the opinion that Messi has had a greater influence on the sport of soccer in the United States than the iconic Brazilian player did in the past.
When Pelé played for the Cosmos, Wilson reflected on his adolescence and recalled how “huge” it was. Wilson was thinking about his youth on Sunday night. He expressed his sentiments by saying, “It feels like that again with Messi, maybe even wider.”
The world was stunned by Messi’s decision to sign with Miami, and as a result, there has been an unprecedented amount of interest in the Dolphins. This is similar to what happened with Pele.
As a result of the expansion of the New York Cosmos’ fan base following Pele’s initial signing with the team in 1975, the team was forced to relocate to a larger stadium.
After Lionel Messi joined the Miami Dolphins, the number of people following them on Instagram climbed by 11 million, propelling them to the fourth most popular position among American sports teams.
According to Wilson, “I think it’s already doing it for the Major League Soccer.” This was a reference to Messi’s influence on the Major League Soccer (MLS). This place exudes a palpable form of vitality.
I used to accompany a friend of mine who lived in Dallas. We would go to all of the games together. essentially the entirety of the nation.” Every single member of my family is now addicted to it.
Ever since Messi was signed by Miami, a number of famous people, like LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, DJ Khaled, Prince Harry, and a great number of others, have upped their attendance at games whenever Messi is playing for the squad.
As a result of Miami’s extraordinary run to the Leagues Cup, fans have flocked to stadiums and paid up for Apple TV in order to watch the 36-year-old World Cup winner play.
The Miami Dolphins will now focus their attention on the difficult mountain they need to climb in order to be eligible for the Major League Soccer tournament this year.
As a result of the terrible play that plagued Miami during the entirety of the season, prior to Messi and a number of other players joining the team recently, the team is currently ranked among the bottom-dwelling teams in the league.
After playing 25 games, Miami has a record of 7-4-14 and only 25 points, which places them in the fourteenth spot in the Eastern Conference rankings. Due to the fact that they have 25, they are barely ahead of Colorado Rapids and Toronto FC for the third-worst team in the league.