Messi ‘likely’ to be with Inter Miami when they come to TQL Stadium

PSG's Lionel Messi kicks a corner shot during the French League One soccer match between Paris...
PSG's Lionel Messi kicks a corner shot during the French League One soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Clermont at the Parc des Princes in Paris, France, Saturday, June 3, 2023.(AP Photo/Michel Euler)
Published: Jun. 8, 2023 at 1:59 PM EDT
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - Soccer superstar Lionel Messi could be part of the Inter Miami roster when the club comes to TQL Stadium in August.

FC Cincinnati found out Thursday they will host Inter Miami in the semifinal round of the U.S. Open Cup on Aug. 23 at 7 p.m.

There is a “likely” chance Messi will have officially joined Inter Miami by the time the game is played, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer’s Pat Brennan.

Coming off of last year’s World Cup victory, Messi announced Wednesday he was bringing his talents to the United States to join Inter Miami.

“After winning the World Cup and not being able to return to Barcelona, it was my turn to go to the league of the United States to live football in another way,” Messi said.

Messi’s greatness is unquestioned. He is mentioned in the same breath as some of the greatest footballers ever: Pelé, Diego Maradona, and Cristiano Ronaldo.

The deal to bring Messi to Inter Miami is not a done deal, as MLS said in a statement Wednesday, which is why it still remains a question if he will be a part of the squad coming to Cincinnati in August.

Full ticketing information will be announced at a later time, according to FC Cincinnati.

FC Cincinnati Season Ticket Members will have an exclusive window to purchase their seats for the match, followed by a presale for those who have made deposits on 2024 Season Tickets.

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