Lionel Messi might be coming to America this summer. If and when he does, he’ll bring some backup.
The soccer superstar organizes a series of exhibition games, known as Messi and Friends, which benefit his foundation. The soccer roadshow could be coming to two of America’s largest cities in 2013, according to Crain’s Chicago Business.
“Lionel Messi and 35 of the world’s top soccer players are lining up a ‘Messi & Friends’ exhibition game at Soldier Field on July 6, according to Miami-based sports marketing company Numero 5 Producciones LLC, which is putting on the event,” the report says.
“The game, which reports suggest will feature international soccer stars like Didier Drogba, Carlos Bocanegra, Dani Alves and others, is part of a series of games benefiting the Lionel Messi Foundation that will also take place in Peru, Colombia and Los Angeles this summer.”
The Lionel Messi Foundation raises money and awareness for children who suffer (or are “at risk” of suffering) from termina