FRISCO, Texas – One of the best soccer players in the world will play a match in North Texas this weekend. Lionel Messi and Inter Miami face FC Dallas in the Leagues Cup.
Messi has been a global superstar for many years. But his career in Major League Soccer, which includes the United States and Canada, is just getting started.
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Inter Miami forward Lionel Messi (10) celebrates after scoring a goal against Orlando City in the first half of a Leagues Cup Round of 32 match at DRV PNK Stadium on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2023, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald/
And his first road game with his new team will take place in Frisco at Toyota Stadium.
On Wednesday night, Messi scored two goals to lead Inter Miami to a 3-2 win over Orlando City in the Leagues Cup, which pits MLS teams against pro teams from Mexico.
Wednesday night’s win sets up Sunday’s match against FC Dallas.
For FC Dallas, a goal Wednesday night in the 75th minute broke a 1-1 tie and lifted the team to a win over Mazatlan.
FC Dallas now advances to the Leagues Cup round of 16 and the match against Miami and Messi.
The 36-year-old Messi spent 17 seasons with Barcelona. He then played for Paris Saint Germain for two seasons before joining his current club last month.
FC Dallas said a limited number of tickets for Sunday night’s playoff match went on sale through the team’s website Thursday morning at 11 a.m.
By the time the FOX 4 Digital Team was able to get in the cheapest tickets available were $299.
Some tickets were selling for as much as $950, and prices were even higher on some secondary market sites.
The team posted that the game was a sold out at 11:27 a.m., but told fans to keep an eye out for more.
The time of the game between FC Dallas and Inter Miami CF has not yet been announced.