For some older MLS academy players, it can be a thrill to train alongside professionals from time to time.
Now training alongside Barcelona and Argentina megastar Lionel Messi? That's an entirely different experience.
In the video below, some Houston Dynamo academy players got the thrill of a lifetime in hugging the world's best player after a recent training session ahead of Argentina's friendly against Bolivia at BBVA Compass Stadium on Friday. And as you can see, that momentary recognition from the legend meant the world to these kids.
One of the perks of being in the Dynamo Youth Academy? You get to train with MESSI:Posted by Houston Dynamo on Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Messi also had a chance to meet a fellow soccer superstar, USWNT and Houston Dash midfielder Carli Lloyd, this week. He is probably used to all this attention, to be fair.