David Beckham congratulates Inter Miami after Lionel Messi and co. progressed to the US Open Cup final: ‘Another great night in pink’
- Inter Miami booked its spot in the US Open Cup final, beating FC Cincinnati
- Co-owner David Beckham wasn’t in attendance at TQL Stadium Wednesday
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David Beckham was left a ‘very proud’ co-owner after his Inter Miami side booked its spot in the US Open Cup final Wednesday night.
The Herons accomplished a stunning comeback, sparked by Lionel Messi, to beat FC Cincinnati on penalties in the semifinal Wednesday night to set up a final showdown against Houston Dynamo.
Beckham, a co-owner in the MLS franchise, was not in attendance at TQL Stadium in Cincinnati to witness his team progress to their second final this season.
However, the former England captain made sure to congratulate the boys in pink on social media following their victory.
The former Manchester United star shared a photo of Messi and co. celebrating their triumph, along with the caption: ‘Another great night in pink. A great performance from the team to reach another final. @intermiamicf very proud.’
David Beckham took to social media to congratulate his Inter Miami side on its win
Lionel Messi and co. beat FC Cincinnati in a penalty shootout to reach the US Open Cup final
Beckham, pictured after Miami’s Leagues Cup win, was not in attendance Wednesday
Cincinnati had cruised into a 2-0 lead after Luciano Acosta opened the scoring for the MLS leaders before Brandon Vazquez doubled the lead minutes into the second half.
But Messi inspired the comeback for Miami as he provided both assists for Leonardo Campana with the second coming in the form an unbelievable ball into the box in the 97th minute to force extra time.
Miami took the lead for the first time when Josef Martínez scored three minutes into the first extra period, but Cincinnati equalized when Yuya Kubo scored in the 114th minute, forcing penalties – Miami’s second shootout in a week.
Drake Callender saved Nick Hagglund’s attempt in the fifth round before 18-year-old Benjamin Cremaschi stepped up to slot the winning penalty home.
The final will mark Miami’s second chance at silverware this season after it lifted its first-ever trophy Saturday night in the Leagues Cup final against Nashville in Music City.
Beckham had been a regular feature throughout Miami’s run to the Leagues Cup final and shared an emotional on-field moment with wife Victoria after his team clinched the title.
Beckham, his wife Victoria, son Cruz and daughter Harper had been in Music City to watch Inter Miami triumph in the Leagues Cup final on Saturday night
David, 48, and Victoria , 49, rushed onto the pitch at GEODIS Park in Nashville, on Saturday night to celebrate Inter Miami winning the inaugural Leagues Cup
David looked visibly moved as he and Victoria took a moment to soak up the celebrations on the field in front of a very star-studded crowd including Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman after the game.
They shared a touching embrace, which came after five difficult seasons in Miami as the club has struggled to get out of the MLS basement.
They had attended the game with son Cruz, 18, and daughter Harper, 12, and the family enjoyed a day exploring Nashville the following day.
Harper also had her own shining moment throughout the tournament, walking out with Messi ahead of Miami’s 4-0 win over Charlotte in the quarterfinals of the Leagues Cup.