The Argentine maestro's influence has been transformative, with the only setback being his unfortunate injury in September, which likely cost Inter Miami a secure postseason berth.

As Messi prepares to depart for international duty with Argentina for FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Uruguay and Brazil, his legacy at Inter Miami is already etched in the history books. 

Despite the 2-1 defeat to New York City FC on Friday evening, the enduring impact of Messi's presence continues to shape the trajectory of the Inter Miami organization.

With his Ballon d'Or Messi cements his legacy further, inspiring Inter Miami's resurgence and captivating fans with unparalleled skill and dedication.

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