The 2023 Major League Soccer season concludes Saturday in Columbus – no, Messi is not expected to be there.
While the incomparable Lionel Messi gave the MLS a huge attendance (and publicity boost over the summer, his Miami team didn’t make the playoffs. It comes down to a pair of steady franchises, the young LAFC, just in its sixth season and the Columbus Crew, who are one of the original franchises in the league.
The teams have never met for the MLS Cup before, and didn’t play in the regular season.
Soccer is big at Michigan sportsbooks where you can place a wager on leagues around the globe. They also have many markets on the MLS Cup. PointsBet has the Crew -160 to win the MLS Cup, BetMGM has the Crew at -150 and DraftKings has the over/under on total goals at 2.25.