After struggling for long periods of the 2023 MLS, Inter Miami, and LA Galaxy definitively said goodbye to the goal of reaching the Playoffs, something they had achieved last season. Both franchises set back their goal of having greater prominence in the league.
In addition to the failure that it represents for Las Garzas and Los Galacticos, the main objective they have to keep in mind is to have better planning for the 2024 campaign, where obviously those from Florida have an "advantage" by having elements like Lionel Messi, Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba, who already gave them at least the Leagues Cup with an immediate impact.
In the case of the Californians, they have it even more complicated, since the course followed in recent years has led them to be one of the least interesting organizations for football fans. Inter Miami and LA Galaxy were in a similar situation for Week 37, so with their losses against FC Cincinnati (0-1) and Minnesota United (5-2), they said goodbye to MLS 2023.
In relation to its progress in 2022, the pink franchise had said goodbye by falling to New York City FC (3-0) in the first round of the Playoffs and it meant Gonzalo Higuain's last game. Los Galacticos' setback was worse, as they reached the Conference Semifinals and were defeated by LAFC (3-2), but now they were quite far away.
From now on they will have to think about finishing the season in the best way, since they each have two games left to play, with those led by Greg Vanney being the first to play against Real Salt Lake (Saturday, October 14th). After this, Las Garzas will play against Charlotte FC at home (Wednesday, October 18th).
Finally, they will say goodbye to the football year on 'Decision Day' on Saturday, October 21, where Inter Miami will play Charlotte again, but at Bank of America Stadium. Afterward, the Western Conference will end its regular campaign at 9:00 p.m. ET (7:00 p.m. CT and 6:00 p.m. PT), where the LA Galaxy plays against FC Dallas at Dignity Health Sports Park.