With Luis Suárez, Messi may not even be the best player on his own team

The Uruguayan striker has been the best player in MLS through the early weeks of the season, carrying a Messi-less Miami through an injury crisis

He is 37, carries a visible paunch and is nursing chronic knee pain that requires regular injections. But old Luis Suárez still looks a lot like the Luis Suárez of old.

Since linking up with former Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi at Inter Miami, Suárez has scored seven goals and provided five assists across 10 appearances in MLS and the Concacaf Champions Cup. He has already shown that he still possesses a wide and devastating arsenal of scoring techniques, too – there’s been a set-piece header against New York City FC, a rampaging solo effort versus Orlando City, a deft left-footed chip against DC United and a few tap-ins plundered thanks to wily penalty-box movement.

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