After Gerardo “Tata” Martino made it clear that Lionel Messi and Jordi Alba will not play in the “Clasico del Sol” against Orlando City next Sunday, everything indicates that Sergio Busquets will also not be at the Exploria Stadium as he The rest travel to the US Open Cup final against Houston Dynamo next Wednesday, September 27th.
Combined with the losses of the Argentine star and left-back, this could represent a setback for Las Garzas in their mission to reach the 2023 MLS playoffs, as the Los Leones squad sits in second place in the Eastern Conference and in your home stands stronger. Furthermore, according to Franco Panizo, this situation would force Martino to strengthen the midfield.
With these losses in the team, it is very likely that players like Dixon Arroyo, David Ruiz, Benjamín Cremaschi or Victor Ulloa will be seen in the midfield. Kamal Miller is also expected to be on the bench against Óscar Pareja’s team. Another doubt for Fort Lauderdale is the tactical formation they will use, with 4-3-3 or 5-3-2 being considered.
The latest confrontations in the “Clásico del Sol”
The last meeting between these teams was in the Leagues Cup, where Inter Miami defeated Los Leones 3-1 in the round of 16 at the DRV PNK Stadium. Although it is also true that the last meeting between the two clubs in the MLS ended 1-3 in favor of Orlando, Las Garzas will try to get closer to the table this Sunday at Exploria Stadium.