Lionel Messi continues to shine, even in MLS! It’s impressive to see him making an impact in different leagues.

After a second straight record-breaking performance, Inter Miami CF‘s Lionel Messihas won his second straight MLS Player of the Matchday award.

The superstar Argentine No. 10 was the biggest standout of Matchday 12, guiding the Herons to a 6-2 rout of the New York Red Bulls behind a historic 1g/5a stat line that broke two league records:

  1. Most assists in a single MLS game (5)
  2. Most goal contributions in a single MLS game (6)

This follows Messi’s Matchday 11 performance against the New England Revolution that saw him break two additional league records: first-ever MLS player to record multiple goal contributions in five consecutive league games and most goal contributions (16) by a player in MLS history in his first seven games of a season.

With his latest offensive outburst, Messi now has 10g/12a in just eight appearances this season (seven starts). He’s already captured three Player of the Matchday awards and was named Player of the Month for April.