Lionel Messi and Argentia Will Play in St. Louis

Barcelona_Messi_1Big crowds for two big matches so far; what would a third say about St. Louis as a potential MLS market?

For a city without an MLS team or an actual soccer stadium, St. Louis has been flush with big-time soccer matches in 2013. The Midwest outpost (with a rich soccer history, it should be noted) gets another plum in November when the world’s best player makes a scheduled appearance.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch broke the news today that baseball’s Cardinals have arranged an Argentina- Bosnia and Herzegovina meeting for Busch Stadium on Nov. 18. The contest is contingent on Bosnia having already qualified for the World Cup by that date, the newspaper reported.

Source: Steve Davis, NBC Sports