Christian Pulisic and Lionel Messi might just be best friends

It’s finally happening, everybody. America’s next great hope, Christian Pulisic, and Argentina’s football Jesus, Lionel Messi, are best friends.

Despite Argentina pasting the U.S. in the Copa America Centenario semifinals on Tuesday, the 17-year-old Pulisic and 28-year-old Messi hung out after the match … showing just how tight they are with this selfie snagged from Pulisic’s Snapchat account:

OK, so maybe "best friends" is a stretch, but you can’t fault us for praying that it comes to fruition. Just imagine all of the fun things they could do together — aside from being drug tested after matches — including, but not limited to:

• Riding a tandem bicycle

• Sharing a milkshake

• Teaching each other bad words in different languages

• Building pillow forts

• Singing Bruce Springsteen’s "Dancing in the Dark" at karaoke

The possibilities are endless! So please, let’s hope this friendship blossoms into what we all want it to be: Something more than a chance encounter at a post-match drug test.