Houston Dynamo won their second US Open Cup title on Thursday, defeating Inter Miami 2-1.
Griffin Dorsey and Amine Bassi scored in the 24th and 33rd minutes, respectively, while Josef Martinez scored in stoppage time at the DRV PNK stadium in Florida.
Lionel Messi, who was removed against Toronto FC last week, did not play in the final for Inter Miami due to a nagging muscle issue.
During the Major League Soccer season, Messi scored 11 goals and assisted on five others.
The regular season of Major League Soccer (MLS) will end on October 21, with playoff matches taking place from October 25 to December 9.