Lionel Messi is one of three finalists for the Best MLS Newcomer award, despite only playing six league games for Inter Miami. The Argentinian, 36, won the Leagues Cup with his new team, a competition between American and Mexican teams.
But in the MLS championship, Inter did not reach the play-offs despite their late arrival. Messi's two competitors for the award are Atlanta United's Greek striker Giorgos Giakoumakis and St. Louis City's German midfielder Eduard Lowen.
The former Barcelona player, on the other hand, was not selected among the finalists for the MVP title, which are the Gabonese Denis Bouanga (Los Angeles FC) and the Argentines Luciano Acosta (FC Cincinnati) and Thiago Almada (Atlanta United). .