Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Miami.
Besides being in South Florida, these three cities all have one thing in common… kind of.
We’ll get into that and more in today’s Daily Heron — and the news and information that may or may not be fit to print.
Let’s dive in.
The Great Lionel Messi Home Hunt
So, those three cities have something else in common: They are all places rumored to be on the list for Lionel Messi and his family to find a home.
The Express reported today that Messi and his family were seen checking out a home in Boca Raton — just an hour from Miami and 25 minutes from DRV PNK Stadium in Ft. Lauderdale.
According to the report, the home has its own putting green.
It seems odd considering his family also has an apartment in the Porsche Design Tower in Miami he purchased for around $9 million in 2020:
Not sure if it’s true that the Messi family is on the hunt for another home in South Florida, but it’s been fun to look at pictures of what he’s rumored to be scouting.
Free Tickets to Inter Miami at FC Cincinnati
If you’re bored and want to fly to Cincinnati to watch Inter Miami take on FC Cincinnati, an Ohio restaurant can help.
Argentina-styled restaurant, The Empanada’s Box is giving away two free tickets to the game later this month, according to The Cincinnati Enquirer newspaper.
Of course, the restaurant is also offering a meal combo in honor of the match that includes several different styles of empanadas.
Again, if you’re bored and want to go to Cincinnati you can try your luck.
Just Chill… With Legos
Inter Miami co-owner David Beckham had a somewhat unique hobby when he was trying to relax while playing for England.
Wrexham and former England goalkeeper Ben Foster on an episode of the podcast, Fozcast, as reported by the Daily Mail.
Apparently, Beckham has completed such complex Lego projects like the Millennium Falcon, Sleeping Beauty’s castle, Hogwarts and a Disney castle.
Not to brag, but I have quite the collection of Star Wars Lego helmets in my living room, so there’s that.
“The Greatest Coup in Sports History”
FC Dallas owner Dan Hunt said those words about Inter Miami’s signing of Lionel Messi.
He was interviewed by BNN Bloomberg where he said watching Messi play was “like watching Michael Jordan.”
Of course, Hunt — who also co-owns the Kansas City Chiefs and who’s family is a shareholder of the Chicago Bulls — is looking to cash in on Messi’s arrival in the U.S.
A win against Orlando City could see the Heron’s travel to Dallas in the next round of the 2023 Leagues Cup. It’s a safe bet tickets to those games would sell out quickly.
Then there is the 2026 World Cup, of which Dallas is slated to be a host and is bidding to hold the final.
I imagine Hunt isn’t the only excited MLS team owner when it comes to Messi arriving in the U.S.