You could not write the script any better.
"To be honest, as soon as I saw the free kick given I thought: ‘This is the way it’s meant to end,'" co-owner David Beckham said postgame on MLS Season Pass. "Especially when you’ve got players like Leo and Sergio [Busquets] on the pitch – that’s what they produce. It’s so exciting tonight for our fans. All of these people that have come down here to see Leo just step onto the pitch, let alone just do what he’s done."
The Argentine superstar and seven-time Ballon d'Or winner formally signed with Miami a week ago, bringing over 800 career goals with him. And he hopes this golazo for the ages is just the start.
"Like I said in my introduction, I’m very happy to be here, with the team and my family," Messi said, also debuting alongside Busquets. "We’re very happy with this choice. I want to thank the people once again. I hope we continue this way and that they keep joining us all year because for us this is very important."
Those watching will forever remember where they were when Messi announced himself to Miami and to MLS. The GOAT is here.