Lionel Messi Signs Shirt for USWNT Soccer Star Carli Lloyd

Mark Bollons@markbollonsFeatured ColumnistSeptember 1, 2015

Twitter: @CarliLloyd

It's always a big deal when Argentina come to town—even when you're a World Cup winner like Carli Lloyd.

The U.S. women's national soccer team star got to meet her idols on the training pitch in Houston as they prepared to face Bolivia at the BBVA Compass Stadium on Friday.

Lionel Messi obliged with a signed shirt and photo for Lloyd, while his Barcelona teammate Javier Mascherano also posed for a photo with the 33-year-old.

Lloyd, who plies her trade for the Houston Dash, boasts two Olympic gold medals and was the first female player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final.