Los Angeles FC co-owner Will Ferrell spoke with the Apple TV commentary staff prior to LAFC vs Inter Miami and Lionel Messi, with the 56-year-old comedy legend expressing excitement ahead of the clash.
The match has been building excitement all week and ahead of kickoff, the celebrity guest list was 39-persons long, ranging from music legends, professional athletes, actors and of course, Prince Harry himself.
Celebrity Owen Wilson compares Lionel Messi to Michael Jordan while LAFC Co-owner Will Ferrell speaks on the brilliance of hosting the Argentine.
‘There’s really nothing quite like it. I’ve had people reaching out to me back in May…This is so cool for MLS, this is so cool LAFC and the entire league, it’s great!,’ Ferrell said.
‘It’s a chance for the guys to really step up in this playoff atmosphere and kind of show he [Messi] may be one of the best players in the world but are we one of the best teams.’
Prince Harry watch Messi
‘Seeing Lionel Messi is the same as seeing Michael Jordan’
Hollywood actor Owen Wilson joined Apple TV pregame too stating: ‘I saw Michael Jordan one time and this is like the same thing,’ when speaking on Messi against his beloved LAFC.
The celebrities, along with Ferrell, came out in full force Sunday evening with an epic guest list shown ahead of the match.
In addition to the LAFC co-owner, the likes of Ted Lasso himself – Jason Sudeikis – and professional athletes James Harden, Lebron James, Mookie Betts, Magic Johnson and Clayton Kershaw.
Edward Norton was there
Leo watched Leo
What Next For Messi and Inter Miami?
Following Sunday’s emphatic victory over LAFC in game of 3-1, Miami will now look ahead to Saturday’s match against Sporting KC, although Messi and several others won’t be involved due to international duty.