Lionel Messi’s status ahead of US Open Cup Final

Argentine World Cup winner, Messi, won't play against Houston Dynamo on Wednesday.

Messi didn't train when media was present due to injury from World Cup qualification.

He missed two MLS games and a national team match against Bolivia.

Efforts by Tata Martino and Inter Miami staff to get Messi fit.

As of Tuesday, Messi and Jordi Alba hadn't trained, raising concerns.

Messi will not start but sit on the bench for US Open Cup final.

Injuries are not muscular; Messi deals with old scar tissue, Jordi has muscle pain.