Even when Lionel Messi doesn’t play he’s still star of the show in MLS

From the moment that Messi confirmed he would be moving to the United States in July, MLS fans all over the country began checking the schedule for opportunities to see him play and, for many, the away game against Atlanta United seemed like a good bet.

The only reasons to think that he might not play in Atlanta would be either injury, or a concern about the stadium’s artificial pitch.


‘He’s like a God’

Even when he was over 600 miles away, Messi still managed to steal the show.

His impact has been so profound that some Atlanta season ticket holders even switched allegiance for the day, wearing pink Inter Miami shirts with Messi’s name on the back.