Lionel Messi could play his first game in the United States for the MLS All-Stars against Arsenal in pre-season.
Messi’s switch to Inter Miami stunned the football world since everyone assumed he would join Cristiano Ronaldo in Saudi Arabia.
Although he hasn’t been seen in the country, he might be selected to play for the MLS All-Stars exhibition team when they take on the Gunners in preseason.s
On July 20 in Washington, DC, the All-Stars will compete against Mikel Arteta’s team; Messi may join Wayne Rooney’s squad.
Messi was given permission to miss Argentina’s match against Indonesia next week in order to take a vacation, thus it is unknown if he will be available for selection.
On July 21, against Cruz Azul, Messi might make his Inter Miami debut.
The anticipation is so intense that tickets are going for astronomical prices as fans try to catch a glimpse of one of the greatest footballers of all time.