Christian Pulisic has taken a light hearted dig at the A-list stars who are turning out to see Lionel Messi in the MLS.
The arrival of Messi at Inter Miami has seen interest in the MLS reach staggering new heights with some of the world’s most famous faces turning out to see him in action.
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In their most recent clash with Los Angeles FC, stars including Prince Harry, Leonardo DiCaprio and Selena Gomez all turned out to see the Argentine superstar in the flesh.
Liam Gallagher, Gerard Butler and Tom Holland were also notable attendees.
Other celebrities who have turned out to see Messi in action in recent months include LeBron James, Magic Johnson, Kim Kardashian, Serena Williams and Camilla Cabello.
While support in MLS is great for the sport, Pulisic has jokingly suggested they get themselves to national team matches, too.
The winger boasts the name of ‘Captain America’ due to his huge influence on men’s soccer stateside, and couldn’t resist the jibe when sharing a video titled “The stars shone bright for MLS matchday”.
The clip showed the sheer names in the crowd, prompting Milan ace Pulisic to extend the invite.
The 24-year-old, who recently left Chelsea for a new challenge in Italy’s Serie A, is one of many Europe-based stars who will be returning to the US for the national team’s upcoming friendlies against Uzbekistan and Oman in St. Louis and Minneapolis respectively.
Given that neither fixture is taking place in a hotspot for high-profile celebrities, it seems unlikely that many will be turning out for either match.
However, if the profile of soccer in the US continues to grow, it’s only a matter of time until Pulisic will get his wish and the nation’s most rich and famous stars will start turning out on a regular basis.