Will Lionel Messi Play in Kansas City?

Lionel Messi is expected to play as Inter Miami takes on Sporting KC on Saturday night
Lionel Messi is expected to play as Inter Miami takes on Sporting KC on Saturday night / Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

Sporting KC takes on Inter Miami Saturday night at 7:30 PM CST in one of the most anticipated soccer matches in Kansas City history.

It's a monumental occasion, in large part because Lionel Messi plays for Inter Miami and is expected to suit up for the match. Given he's near the end of his career, it'll be the first and only time many residents will get the opportunity to see perhaps the greatest soccer player of all-time play.

According to his coaching staff, it sounds like Messi will play for at least part of the contest.

Will Lionel Messi Play for Inter Miami vs. Sporting KC?

It's expected to be such a grand event that the match will be at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium rather than Children's Mercy Park, where Sporting KC typically hosts home games.

Both Inter Miami and Sporting KC are in the playoff race as well, so there are important implications from the outcome.

It'll be the first time these squads have faced each other this season. Sporting drew with Portland 3-3 in their last match, while Inter Miami lost in the quarterfinal round of the Concacaf Champions Cup.

Even though Sporting KC is the home squad, all eyes will be on Messi and it's thrilling to have such a legend come to Kansas City. Fingers crossed Sporting comes out on top, though it'll be an exciting game nonetheless.

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