Messi likely to sit out match in nation’s capital (includes video story)

D.C. United is hosting Inter Miami CF this Saturday at 2 p.m.

It might have been the first time Inter Miami star Lionel Messi played in the nation’s capital, but the Argentine strained his right hamstring Wednesday during a 3-1 win against Nashville S.C. and so is unlikely to compete.  

This comes as a big disappointment to many who paid large sums of money to see the Argentinian star. Tickets before the injury report were anywhere between $159 and $2,000; now, they’re down to $100.

“You spend so much money hoping to see the main attraction . . . but you know he’s not going to be there because of an injury,” said soccer fan Christian Melendez who spent over $200 for his ticket. “You feel short-changed.”

The next time D.C. soccer fans will be able to watch Messi play will be on June 14, when Argentina faces off against Guatemala at Commanders Field.

Pablo Hernandez was born in Cuba and raised in Miami, Florida. He has a huge love for sports and aspires to be a sports analyst on television in the future.