Herndon Technical Director Nick Arzani welcomed Lionel Messi, the coach Martino and the Argentina National Team during their stay in Washington, D.C. for an exhibition match against El Salvador in April . Nick Arzani, along with HYS coach Martin Sanchez, had special access to the players and coaches for nine days, collaborating and participating in the National Team’s training sessions. The team presented Arzani with an official Argentina National Team jersey signed by each player, including Messi.
"It was a great honor to learn from and interact directly with the world's top coaches," Arzani said. “We also had an incredible opportunity sharing the pitch with some of the most talented players in the world, like Messi,Mascherano Aguero, Pastore, Di Maria and Higuain.”
Arzani and Sanchez often act as ambassadors to the area for Argentina's top professional clubs and staff.