Lionel Messi, Inter Miami to face FC Dallas in Frisco Sunday

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.


Lionel Messi picks Miami as he joins Major League Soccer

After months — years, even — of speculation, Messi finally revealed his decision to join a Miami franchise that has been led by another global soccer icon, David Beckham, since its inception but has yet to make any real splashes on the field.

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.