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When Does Lionel Messi Play In California?

When Does Lionel Messi Play In California?

The legendary Lionel Messi makes the trip to California to play one of California's best soccer teams. Team


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August 15, 2023

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It’s been a major success for interest in Major League Soccer since megastar player Lionel Messi signed with Inter Miami CF. He became the largest international star to ever play in the league, fresh off a World Cup victory in Qatar.

Now that the great Messi is in the MLS and playing around the United States, that leaves many fans in California asking “When does Messi play in California?”

Since Messi plays for Inter Miami, he rarely travels to play teams in the Western Conference, which includes the San Jose Earthquakes, LA Galaxy, and Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC). However, his California debut comes on Sept. 3 in a marquee matchup against LAFC at BMO Stadium in Los Angeles.

BMO Stadium will host the great Lionel Messi when Inter Miami faces off against LAFC.

LAFC is one of the top teams in the Western Conference with steady wins and will likely finish at the top of the standings. While Inter Miami’s record is poor, the team has greatly improved with the addition of Messi.

It’ll be a highly in-demand matchup, so ticket prices are sure to be expensive, If you’re able to attend this historic event, jump at the opportunity. Messi is one of the greatest players of all time and for the longest time, seeing him in person required leaving the country.

If you can’t nab a ticket to the game, it could also be worth traveling to LA and enjoying the atmosphere of a big game day. There are plenty of tailgating opportunities and local restaurants that will surely host events for the big day. BMO Stadium is by the University of Southern California, which has plenty of exciting things to do around the area.

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