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Messi should be turning point for draconian MLS roster rules

Lionel Messi has come to MLS to play for Inter Miami CF. It is a seminal moment for the league in that arguably the greatest player in the history of the game has arrived on these shores less than a year after winning the World Cup, where he was named the tournament's best player.

Getting Messi to Miami is a big enough financial hurdle. Managing owner Jorge Mas confirmed that the Argentina captain and newly signed designated player will make between $50 million and $60 million a year -- more than the 2023 team salaries of Real Salt Lake, Orlando City SC, New York Red Bulls, St.